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.

Dr. Helen Horsman BEd, PGD, MEd, PhD (Vice-Chair)

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.

Mr. Ray Kolla, B.Comm. (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.

Mr. Jason Aebig, BA

Jason Aebig is a partner with communications and strategy firm Creative Fire in Saskatoon. Since joining the firm in 2009, he has worked with many of Saskatchewan’s leading companies, institutions and Catholic organizations, providing advice and support in media relations, crisis communications, brand strategy and communications planning. He is an active member of the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) and International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) and alumnus of St. Thomas More College at the University of Saskatchewan. To learn more, visit Jason’s profile on LinkedIn.

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.

Sister Anne Lewans, O.S.U.

Sister Anne Lewans, O.S.U., is the General Superior of the Ursulines of Prelate. She grew up in a large family on a farm in southwest Saskatchewan and, after joining her order, attended Saskatoon Teachers’ College and became a longtime schoolteacher. She later served as vice-president of the Canadian Religious Conference, as Roman Catholic Chaplain at the University of Manitoba, as a member of the Leadership Team of the Diocese of Keewatin-The Pas, and is currently serving as a board member for Emmanuel Care (Sask) as well as several other organizations and councils.

Mr. Neil Reddekopp, BA, B.Comm.

Presently Chief of Operations for myComply, Neil previously was CEO for CEL/Comco, and prior to that operated his own investment management consulting practice.  A CPA and CMA, Reddekopp also received his BA (Political Studies) from USask. Having served for several years on local committees and Boards, currently, Neil is a member of the Saskatoon Symphony Board, and Finance Committee for the Urselines of Prelate.  Previously, Neil served as a member of the Diocesan Finance Committee, and also a member of the St. Anne’s Parish Board.

Mr. Shadman Sharar (STM Student Member)

Shadman Sharar is in his third year of University as an STM student. A recent resident of Saskatchewan, he's currently taking International Studies in conjunction with Economics and hopes to study law upon graduation, which he plans to parlay into a career in legal advocacy. Previously Shadman was an executive member on the Bangladesh Undergraduate Student Federation (BUSF) where he helped organize cultural events on campus. He was previously involved with the Arts and Science Student Union and now volunteers at the USSU Help Centre as part of a peer-help support group.

Dr. Sharon Wright, 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, PhD (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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