board of governors names angela maltese new chair

november 23, 2020 – thunder bay and orillia, ont.

A profile picture of Angela Malteseangela maltese has been appointed chair of the lakehead university board of governors. the decision was made during the board’s annual general meeting on october 1, 2020.

Maltese, a chartered professional accountant, chartered accountant and certified financial planner, joined the board in February 2014 and has served as Vice-Chair since 2016, and as a member of the Executive Committee, finance & Operations Committee, Audit & Risk Committee, Learning & Research Committee, Governance & Nominating Committee, and as Lieutenant Governor in Council Appointed Member over the course of her tenure.

“i am honoured to step into this leadership role as chair of the board of governors,” said maltese. “lakehead university has a fundamental role to play in the success of our local and global communities, and i look forward to continuing the work of the board to maintain our ability to provide exceptional learning experiences to the next generation of students, to make significant impact on our communities, regions and beyond, and to create an environment for long-term success.”

with more than 35 years of experience in the accounting and financial services industry, including more than 15 years as a partner in a national accounting firm, maltese is currently the director of finance and operations for bingwi neyaashi anishinaabek first nation. maltese received her chartered accountant (ca) designation in 1987, and graduated with an honours bachelor of commerce degree from lakehead university. throughout her career maltese has held a variety of leadership positions in finance, accounting, and operational strategy.

maltese also brings vast experience on local and provincial committees and boards, as well as a wealth of knowledge about, and history in, thunder bay. she has served on the capital campaign cabinets for both magnus theatre and the thunder bay art gallery and currently serves on the women in politics committee.

“lakehead university is thrilled to welcome angela as our new board chair,” said dr. moira mcpherson, president and vice-chancellor. “she brings to this role her impressive experience within the financial sector, and genuine enthusiasm for the university.”

succeeding maltese in the role of vice-chair is ann dumyn, a retired bank executive who also worked with a world-class engineering company and held director and officer positions in private and public resource sector companies in canada and the u.s.

new members to the board this year include brandon rhéal amyot (student member), claudine cousins, michael nitz, mark smith, murray waboose, and debra woods.

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Lakehead University is a fully comprehensive university with approximately 9,700 full-time equivalent students and over 2,000 faculty and staff at two campuses in orillia and thunder bay, Ontario. Lakehead has 10 faculties, including Business Administration, Education, Engineering, graduate studies, Health & Behavioural Sciences, Law, Natural Resources Management, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Science & Environmental Studies, and Social Sciences & Humanities. Lakehead University’s achievements have been recognized nationally and internationally, including being named Research Infosource's Research University of the Year in our category for the fifth consecutive year (2019); ranked, once again, among Canada’s top 10 primarily undergraduate universities in Maclean’s university rankings 2021; as well as included in the top half of the times higher education 2020 world university rankings for the second consecutive year, and 98th among 766 universities from around the world in the's 2020 impact rankings (which assesses institutions against the united nations’ 17 sustainable development goals). visit

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