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

STM Act 

Chapter 3 Amended Act 

2017 General Bylaw

2018 Board Members

Ms. Ashley Smith LL.B, LL.M (Chair) 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. 

Ms. Bev Hanson (Vice Chair) 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.

Mr. Ray Kolla (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 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. As a classroom teacher, she 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. A strong advocate for the advancement of First Nation’s youth and education, Brenda is an active participant on numerous Boards and Committees at the local, provincial and National levels.

Ms. Maia Gibb brings to St. Thomas More College an understanding of educational objectives and goals, combined with life experience acquired through 22 years of working in health care and her 23 year involvement as a co-owner and board member of Amtech Electric Limited.  Ms. Gibb is an alumna of St. Thomas More College and earned the distinction as the 2014 STM graduating scholar with the highest cumulative average. Maia is currently a PhD Candidate in the department of Educational Psychology, College of Education, at the University of Saskatchewan, and has numerous awards and scholarships to her credit. 
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. Marie Stack BA,LL.B is a Partner at McKercher LLP, and has a general litigation practice with a focus on employment law, health law and corporate litigation. 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.
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. 
Carl 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. He has been appointed to serve as interim President of STM for the 2018-19 academic year.
k Kagen Newman is a 4th year Environmental Earth Science major. He will spend his summer studying and eliminating vegetation in remote access locations, and then be 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.