The provincial government has named Grant Devine to the University of Saskatchewan’s board of governors.
Devine served as Progressive Conservative premier of Saskatchewan between 1982 and 1991.
Before entering politics, he taught in the U of S agriculture department.
Devine will be in interesting company when he begins taking part in board meetings. Roy Romanow, who succeeded Devine as premier with the Saskatchewan NDP, also sits on the board by virtue of his position as U of S chancellor.
Devine is joined on the board by fellow new appointees Shelley Brown and Ritu Malhotra.
Brown worked as managing partner for Deloitte’s Saskatchewan accounting practice before moving to Vancouver. She has previously served the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan, the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, and the U of S Huskies Board of Trustees.
Malhotra, who got her PhD in engineering from the U of S in 2008, is currently vice-president of operations with March Consulting Associates.
The U of S board of governors has the final say over all matters relating to the school’s finances, property and revenues
The board is made up of 11 members. Five of whom are appointed by the provincial government.
Alongside the provincial appointees, the U of S chancellor and president each get a seat on the board, along with a student representative, a member elected by the school’s faculty and two members elected by the U of S Senate.
The board generally meets about six times a year, according to a press release issued by the U of S.