Board of Governors

NLC’s Board of Governors is empowered by the College and Institute Act of British Columbia to manage, administer, and direct the affairs of the institution. If you would like more information on the activities or decisions of the board, or to view board meeting minutes, you can also visit a campus library or request a copy from a campus administrator or the executive assistant.

Meetings and minutes

Board meetings are open to the public. Check the schedule for upcoming meetings.

Tyler J. Holte
Tyler J. Holte

Board Chair: August 22, 2018–July 31, 2021
Appointed: December 31, 2017. Term End Date: July 31, 2023.

Tyler Holte is currently an associate lawyer for Callison Zeunert Law Corporation. Previously, he was an articled student for Callison Zeunert Law Corporation, a poverty law advocate for South Peace Community Resources Society, and a research assistant for the University of Victoria.

Active in his community, Mr. Holte is currently serving as a member for the Moberly Lake Community Association. His previous community involvement includes acting as a shop steward for the BCGEU Local 310, a member for the University of Victoria Tax Law Club, and a first and second year representative for the University of Victoria Intellectual Property, Information and Technology Law Club. Mr. Holte holds his Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta and his Juris Doctor from the University of Victoria.


Lorraine (Lori) Audrey Archibald
Lorraine (Lori) Audrey Archibald

Board Vice Chair: August 1, 2020–July 31, 2021
Appointed: July 31, 2018. Term Ends July 31, 2021. 

Lorraine Archibald is the CEO of Lake View Credit Union. Previous to this, she was the Senior Finance Lead for the Office of the Public Guardian & Trustee. As such, she is a key resource to the board members of the Credit Union Audit, Finance and Governance Committee. Lori is a past-President of the Eating Disorder Support Network of Alberta and former Treasurer for the Festival of Trees at the University (of Alberta) Hospital Foundation. Ms. Archibald holds a Chartered Professional Human Resources designation from the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources, British Columbia and Yukon and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Alberta.


Bryn Kulmatycki
Bryn Kulmatycki

President and CEO, Northern Lights College
Appointed: April 1, 2015. Term ends: March 31, 2025.

Dr. M. Bryn Kulmatycki was appointed President of Northern Lights College in April 2015. Prior to joining NLC, he held the position of Vice President, Academic, at the College of New Caledonia (CNC) in Prince George. Prior to his role at CNC, he served as a President, Vice-Chancellor and CEO at the Newman Theological College in Edmonton, as well as a Regional Superintendent of Schools and CEO both in Grande Prairie and Whitecourt. Dr. Kulmatycki holds a doctorate in Educational Research and Leadership and Bachelors of Education from the University of Calgary as well as a Master of Educational Administration from the University of Alberta.


Judy Fox-McGuire

Appointed: July 31, 2018. Term ends: July 31, 2021. 

Judy Fox-McGuire is the Senior Probation Officer at Community Corrections in Fort St. John. She is an alumni of Northern Lights College and was a Sessional Instructor in Criminology and Sociology for Northern Lights College. Ms Fox-McGuire is active in her community with the NDP regional riding and was previously involved with the Rocky Mountain Rangers Cadet Parents Association, Red Dragon Taekwondo Parents Association, North Peace Gymnastics and Totem Preschool. Presently, she is the Vice President of the BC Government Employees Union - Social, Information and Health (Component 6). Ms. Fox-McGuire has a Bachelors in Criminology from Simon Fraser University.


Karen Louise Mason-Bennett

Appointed: July 31, 2018. Term ends: July 31, 2022.

Karen Mason-Bennett is the Executive Director of the Northern Environmental Action Team (NEAT) and co-owner of Cool Beans Cafe. She is active in her community as the Chair of the North Peace Cultural Society, Vice-Chair of the Child Development Centre and a Director at the Recycling Council of British Columbia. She has a Masters in Environment and Business from the University of Waterloo and a Bachelors in Comparative Development Studies and Anthropology from Trent University.


Michael Neil Gilbert

Appointed: July 31, 2018. Term Ends July 31, 2021.

Mike Gilbert is a Regional Development Officer for the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality. He was formerly the Executive Director for the Fort Nelson First Nation. Mr. Gilbert has been involved in education at the Post Secondary and K-12 levels for over 35 years as an Instructor, Teacher, Administrator and School Trustee (SD #81), and has worked with Northern Lights College in a number of capacities including Instructor (power engineering upgrading, humanities/social sciences, business management and IT), Student Services Counsellor and Acting Campus Administrator. He is very active in his community as the First Nations Reconciliation representative of Hillcrest United Church, Charter Member of the Fort Nelson Refugee Committee, and has served as a former Regional Councillor in the Northern Rockies. Mr. Gilbert holds a Masters in Education (Organizational and Administrative Studies), a Bachelor of Arts, and a Bachelor of Education from Brock University.


Olu Donald Fajemisin
Olu "Donald" Fajemisin

Appointed: December 31, 2017. Term ends: July 31, 2023.

Donald Fajemisin is currently a licensed educator in the B.C. public school system, teaching for School District #60. Mr. Fajemisin is passionate about science and education, and has worked in both academia and the pharmaceutical industry.

Mr. Fajemisin holds a Master of Education (Leadership) from the University of Alberta and graduated from a post-degree program in education from the University of Victoria. He has also obtained a Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Lagos.


Sharon McLeod
Sharon McLeod

Appointed: December 14, 2016. Term Ends July 31, 2022.

Sharon McLeod was appointed to the Board in 2016. Ms. McLeod is a Program Specialist – Aboriginal Employment and Business Development for BC Hydro. Previously, she was the Regional Manager for Northwestern BC for the BC Aboriginal Mine Training Association, and a regional office administrator for the Provincial Emergency Program. As well, she worked 14 years as a First Nations Support Worker with School District #73. Ms. McLeod currently is a director for Women in Mining. Ms. McLeod graduated with her her First Nation’s Studies certificate, her Teacher’s Assistant Certificate from Thompson Rivers University, and is currently completing an Executive Education Certificate in Human Resource Management from the University of British Columbia.


Stephanie Goudie
Stephanie Goudie

Appointed: July 31, 2021. Term ends: July 31, 2021.

Stephanie Goudie is the northern regional vice president for Canadian Union of Public Employees British Columbia (CUPE) and vice president for CUPE Local 2403. She also chairs the Anti-Privatization Committee for CUPE BC. She is the vice president of the Dawson Creek Pride Society and provides clerical administrative support for the City of Dawson Creek. Previously, she was a project lead for Organizing Against Racism and Hate and coordinator for Room to Bloom with the Dawson Creek Literacy Society. She also was a board member of the Dawson Creek Literacy Society and a Brownie leader with Girl Guides of Canada.


Faisal Rashid
Faisal Rashid, Education Council Chair

Faculty Board Member
Elected: April 1, 2013. Term ends: March 31, 2022.

Mr. Rashid is a Northern Lights College Faculty (Business Management) Member, and has been teaching at colleges for over 15 years. Mr. Rashid is also a board member and the vice president for Abbeyfield House Seniors Home; a team member at schools in PACs, and for the North Peace Seniors Housing Society in Fort St. John. He also hosts and produces a TV show for Shaw TV. In the past, Mr. Rashid has sat on similar boards to what he devotes his time to now, as he feels strongly about these topics. He holds his Master of Business Administration from Lakehead University.


Kayla MacDonald
Kayla MacDonald

Support Staff Board Member
Elected: May 4, 2016. Term Ends: March 31, 2022.

Kayla MacDonald was elected to the Board in 2016. Ms. MacDonald is the Financial Aid Officer and Campus Clerk at the Northern Lights College Chetwynd Campus. Currently, she is also involved with the Health and Wellness Committee with Northern Lights College. In the past, she has sat on multiple committees, including the Policies and Procedures Committee, Health and Safety Committees and an Accreditation Committee. Ms. MacDonald has also sat on a Board of Directors as a management representative for a Child Development Centre. Ms. MacDonald worked at the Quesnel and District Child Development Centre, Helen Dixon Centre, and School District 28, after taking a year of Business Management.


Rupinder Kaur

Student Board Member
Elected: September 27, 2019. Term ends: August 27, 2020.

Rupinder Kaur was elected to the Board in 2019. Ms. Kaur is an international student from India who is enrolled in the business management program on the Dawson Creek campus.


Sandeep Kaur

Student Board Member
Elected: September 27, 2019. Term ends: August 27, 2020.

Saandeep Kaur was elected to the Board in 2019. Attending the Dawson Creek campus where she is studying business management, Ms. Kaur is an international student from India.


Records and resources
Contact information

Board of Governors
11401 8 Street
Dawson Creek BC  V1G 4G2
Phone: 250-784-7559