Two new people have been elected to Vancouver Island University's board of governors. Courtenay resident Ann Scott has been elected as chairwoman, and Nanaimo resident Allan Wiekenkamp has been elected as vice-chairman.
Scott's first appointment to the board was in 2008, when she was approached by late MLA Stan Hagen with the opportunity after finishing a term on the North Island College board.
Scott, a chartered accountant and partner with Presley & Partners in Courtenay, has been elected for a one-year term.
"I've always had an interest in education," she said.
"I think it provides opportunities to people so they can support their families and grow." She will be replacing outgoing chairman Mike Brown, a Nanaimo lawyer who finishes his six-year term with the board of governors on Dec. 31.
Wiekenkamp - who, like Scott, is a chartered accountant - was appointed in January 2013.
He is president of Nanaimobased consultancy firm Sum Consulting Limited and sits on the board for Innovation Island.
Wiekenkamp said he wants to focus on community engagement and find more ways to pair students with industry partners.
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