TRU
Business and Economics

Governance Structure

Faculty Council

The School of Business and Economics’ Faculty Council is the main governing body of the School. It primary duties are to disseminate information concerning the school’s operations and the accomplishments of its students and faculty; recommend new or modifications to existing academic programs and courses; and approve School policies relating to academic matters that are not addressed by exisiting TRU policies.

Faculty Council committees

Executive committee

Deals with urgent Faculty Council issues when Council is not in session with the understanding that these issues be reported to all members.

2019-2020 committee membership
  • Belayet Hossain, Chairperson, Faculty Member
  • Jim Gaisford, Vice Chairperson, Faculty Member
  • Bernie Warren (Interim 1year), Department Chairperson, Accounting and Finance
  • Ehsan Latif, Department Chairperson, Economics
  • Andrew Fergus, Department Chairperson, Human Enterprise and Innovation
  • Avninder Gill, Department Chairperson, Management, Information and Supply Chain
  • Warveni Jap, Department Chairperson, Marketing and International Business
  • Mike Henry, Dean
  • John O’Fee, Parliamentarian, Faculty Member

Governance committee

Advises Faculty Council and its committees on their legal operation.

2019-2020 committee membership
  • Salvador Barragan, Chairperson, Faculty Member
  • Mohammad Mahbobi,  Faculty Member
  • Li Zhang, Faculty Member
  • Salman Kimiagari, Faculty Member
  • Avninder Gill, Faculty Member

Budget advisory committee

Makes recommendations relating to budgetary matters within the School and nominates a representative to Faculty Council to serve on the budget committee of Senate.

2019-2020  committee membership
  • Mike Henry, Dean
  • Joyce Shang, Chairperson, Faculty Member
  • Salvador Barragan,  Faculty Member
  • Mohammad Mahbobi, Faculty Member
  • Stan Miles, Faculty Member
  • Mark Adam, Faculty Member
  • Randall Kimmel, Faculty Member

Undergraduate curriculum committee

Makes recommendations to Faculty Council relating to curriculum and assurance of learning in all undergraduate programs.

2019-2020  committee membership
  • Bruce Martin, Chairperson, Faculty Member
  • John O'Fee, Faculty Member
  • Bernie Kirkey, Faculty Member
  • Ehsan Latif, Faculty Member
  • Joyce Shang, Faculty Member
  • Raymond Cox, Associate Dean (non-voting)
  • Lisa Lake, Coordinator-Student Services (non-voting)

MBA committee

Makes recommendations to Faculty Council relating to curriculum and assurance of learning in all graduate programs. The committee also works with the Director of Graduate Studies, MBA Coordinator and department chairs in administrating the program.

2019-2020  committee membership
  • Bernie Warren – Chairperson, Faculty Member (non-voting)
  • Michael Henry, Dean - designate: Raymond Cox, Associate Dean
  • Li Zhang, Faculty Member
  • Belayet Hossain, Faculty Member
  • Salman Kimiagari, Faculty member
  • Nancy Southin, Faculty Member
  • Scott rankin, Faculty Member
  • Will Garett-Petts, Associate Vice-President Research and Graduate Studies (non-voting)
  • Heidi Milovick, Director, SOBE Graduate Programs (non-voting)

MEEM/MScEEM committee

Makes recommendations to Faculty Council relating to curriculum and assurance of learning in all graduate programs. The committee also works with the Director of Graduate Studies, and Department Chairpersons in administrating the program.

2019-2020  committee membership
  • Laura Lamb, Chairperson, Faculty Member (non-voting)
  • Salvador Barragan, Faculty Member
  • Michael Henry, Dean
  • Hafiz Rahman, Faculty Member
  • Peter Tsigaris, Faculty Member
  • Joel Wood, Faculty Member
  • Raymond Cox, Associate Dean (non-voting)
  • Heidi Milovick, Director, SOBE Graduate Programs (non-voting)

Research and teaching practices committee

Aids faculty in achieving tenure and promotion and gaining greater access to research funding.

2019-2020  committee membership
  • Joel Wood, Chairperson, Faculty Member
  • Yong Joo Kang, Faculty Member
  • Salman Kimiagiri, Faculty Member
  • Eric Lien, Faculty Member
  • Meng Sun, Faculty Member
  • Melanie Reed, Faculty Member

International programs committee

Advises faculty on matters relating to the Schools international program offerings and partnership.

2019-2020  committee membership
  • Lisa Lake, Chairperson, Faculty Member
  • Mark Adam, Faculty Member
  • Salman Kimiagiri, Faculty Member
  • Warveni Jap, Faculty Member
  • Hafiz Rahman, Faculty Member
  • Hasnat Dewan, Faculty Member
  • Alex Ng, Faculty Member
  • Meng Sun, faculty Member

SOBE Gender Equity Committee

The SOBE Gender Equity Committee (GEC) is a standing committee responsible for promoting, educating, and supporting gender equity for the School of Business and Economics and as well as the community.

2019-2020  committee membership
  • Laura Lamb, Faculty Member
  • Warveni Jap, Faculty Member
  • Scott Rankin, Faculty Member
  • Lisa Lake, Coordinator, International Partnerships & Programs
  • Heidi Milovick, Director, SOBE Graduate Programs
  • Nancy Carson, Faculty Member
  • Nancy Southin, Faculty Member
  • Kim Torreggiani, Director of Development
  • Anupreet Sharma, Academic and Administrative Coordinator
  • Li Zhang, Faculty Member
  • Angus Duff, Faculty Member
  • Zubair Raja, Faculty Member
  • Peter Tsigaris, Faculty Member
  • Melanie Reed, Faculty Member