Board of Governors

"There shall be a Board of Governors to govern the affairs of the College in accordance with the terms of the Act and to manage the affairs of Corporation​ which are not by the Act or the General Bylaws required to be exercised by Corporation at a general meeting." - 2017 General Bylaws

Board Members

Ms. Marie Stack BA,LL.B (Chair)

Is a Partner at McKercher LLP, and has a general litigation practice with a focus on professional defense and employment law. An STM undergrad, Marie received her law degree and her B.A. with a double major in Philosophy and Political Studies from the U of S. Marie is also very involved in several professional and volunteer community organizations including member of the Board of Directors of the Saskatoon branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association and volunteer supervising lawyer with Pro Bono Students Canada University of Saskatchewan. Ms. Stack is the current President of the St. Thomas More Lawyers' Guild.

Mr. Ray Kolla (Vice-Chair and Treasurer)

Ray Kolla CPA,CA is a retired partner with KPMG LLP. A U of S Commerce graduate, he started his career with Arthur Andersen in Vancouver and retired in 2011 after being in the profession for 36 years. From April, 2012 to March, 2013, Ray served as the Acting Director of Finance for International Road Dynamics Inc. Mr. Kolla has given of his time with extensive community and professional involvement over the years, recently as president of the Luxe Condominium Corporation and is presently on the advisory boards for the Ursuline Nuns of Bruno, the Ursulines of St. Angela’s Convent and the Sisters of St. Elizabeth, and serves on the Board of Directors of International Road Dynamics Inc.

Ms. Brenda Ahenakew B.Ed

Is a member of the Beardy’s & Okemasis First Nation. She received her early education at Marcelin and later at the Prince Albert Collegiate Institute. She obtained her Bachelor of Education from the University of Regina and has also studied at the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Manitoba, and has taught students from kindergarten to University. Brenda has focused on improving the education systems in First Nations communities by being actively involved in youth sports and education. The majority of her career has been as a Director for Education for the Beardy’s & Okemasis First Nation, the Saskatoon Tribal Council and the Ahtahkakoop First Nation. Brenda is also an active participant on numerous Boards and Committees at the local, provincial and National levels.

Ms. Bev Hanson

Is a strong advocate of Catholic education in our city and province, Bev Hanson’s vocation as a Catholic educator saw her earn three degrees from the University of Saskatchewan: a B.A., B.Ed., and Masters of Education. Bev was instrumental in developing and providing an inclusive education for students with intensive learning needs. With a career spanning roles of classroom teacher, Learning Assistance Teacher, Consultant, Coordinator, Superintendent and Director of Education, Bev is a valued representative for STM’s Board of Governors.

Dr. Helen Horsman BEd, PGD, MEd, PhD

Dr. Horsman’s impressive academic achievements and extensive resumé include serving as an instructor at both Saskatchewan universities, as well as for ITEP, SUNTEP, NORTEP and the Indian Federated College. She was Superintendent for Moose Jaw Catholic Schools, Director of Education for both Holy Trinity School Division and Saskatoon Catholic Schools, and Assistant Deputy Minister of Learning, and served as Chair of SIAST Provincial Foundation Board. Helen was inducted into the USask Alumni Wall Of Fame in 2010. Dr. Horsman currently operates her own consulting company HK Enterprises.

Kagen Newman

Is a 4th year Environmental Earth Science major. Kagen spent his summer studying and eliminating vegetation in remote access locations, and is serving as STMSU President for the 2018-2019 school year. Kagen was involved in STM through the Newman Sounds Glee Club in his second year of University and joined STMSU in the 2017-2018 school year, serving as VP Operations and Finance. In his new presidential role he is hoping to partner with other STM groups to bring exciting events to the college. Kagen also looks forward to working with the STM staff, faculty and Board of Governors.

Mr. Keith Pavo

Is a Vice-President & Investment Advisor with RBC Dominion Securities. Keith, along with his team, provide individualized investment solutions to foundations, charities, corporations and high net-worth individuals. A life-long Saskatchewan resident, Keith is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan, with a B.A. in Agricultural Economics. Keith has been with Royal Bank since 1988 in numerous management roles, and in his current position with RBC Dominion Securities since 1996.

Ms. Ashley Smith LL.B, LL.M

Practiced civil litigation at a major law firm in Saskatchewan until recently becoming in-house counsel for the Saskatoon Police Service. She has always been actively involved in her community and was honored for her contributions by being chosen as a YWCA Woman of Distinction in 2010. Ashley is currently President of the Saskatchewan Trial Lawyers Association, Editor of the Canadian Bar Association’s publication Barnotes and an executive member of the St. Thomas More Lawyer’s Guild. She coaches the Western Canada Moot Team at the U of S College of Law, where her teams have placed in the top three nationally on four occasions, twice winning the national title.

Dr. Sharon Wright B.A., PhD (STM Faculty Member)

Is the History Department Head at STM. With a PhD in Medieval History. Dr. Wright is a member of the Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies executive at the University of Saskatchewan. An active community volunteer, Dr. Wright is currently the Chair of the Micah Mission, an ecumenical restorative justice NGO working with incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people.

Dr. Carl Still, (President)

Completed an undergraduate degree at the University of South Carolina, a Licentiate at the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies (Toronto) and MA and PhD degrees in Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto. He teaches and publishes in the history of western philosophy. He joined the Philosophy department at STM in 1995 and later served as Department Head of Philosophy. From 2006 to 2016 he served as Dean of STM. Dr. Still is strongly committed to the value of Catholic higher education and to STM’s federation with the University of Saskatchewan. 

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