Thursday’s annual general meeting marked the beginning of a new era in the St. Michaels University School Board of Governors. Stephen Martin, who has served as Board Chair for the last six years, handed the baton to David Angus ’62 as he happily stepped into the role of Past Board Chair.
David Angus, a resident of Edmonton, Alberta, has been on the Board of Governors since 2003. During his school days here, he was Head Boy, an active participant in sports, marched with the Cadet Corps, and participated in the construction of the Chapel. More than two dozen members of the Angus family have attended SMUS, including David’s own children Sasha, David and Jennifer.
In addition to welcoming a new chair, the Board of Governors added three new members to its ranks:
Chris Considine ’70 is an alumnus and a current parent of four students, who will be known to many in our school community. During his involvement with SMUS, he has been a student, a housemaster, a governor, and a parent. He is a respected lawyer, tireless volunteer in the field of education and the arts, and a generous philanthropist.
Kathy Jawl is a past parent, and wife of alumnus Michael Jawl. She has been an active and respected leader and participant in the school community for many years: co-chairing the Spring Fairs and the Centennial Gala are among her many contributions. In addition, Kathy is a businesswoman in the property development area.
Lynn Forbes is a current parent with a daughter in Grade 2. Her professional background is in the fields of mediation,
policy development, strategic planning, and project management. Lynn is a great supporter of the school and has served as an advocate of the Annual Fund.
David Edwards and Eric Heffernan ’73 were both elected for another three-year term.
The Board also paid tribute to departing governors Denise Hayes, Roslyn Van der Wal, and Annabel Lapp.
Denise served on the Board for nine years (the maximum number of terms), acting as Chair of the Advancement and Strategic Planning Committees and has served on the Executive Committee as Vice Chair (six years), Nominations Committee and the Head’s Support and Evaluation Committee.
Roslyn served on the Board from 2003 to the end of 2006. She was a valued member of Finance Committee, the Facilities Committee and was the Chair of the Advancement Committee.
Annabel served as Governor since 2004 on a number of Board committees. She served on the Finance Committee as Treasurer and on the Nominations Committee (2004-2005) and continued on the Finance Committee along with the Investment Committee through 2007.