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Leadership & Governance

Faryon bridge and the buildings on the east bank of Trent University on a sunny day

Leadership & Governance

Board of Governors

Bicameral Governance

Trent University has a bicameral system of governance. The authority and responsibilities of our two governing bodies, the Board of Governors and the Senate, are delineated in the Trent Act. Both governing bodies are supported by the University Secretariat.

                                 About Stephen Kylie,
                            Chair, Board of Governors


Mr. Stephen Kylie, is a long-time Peterborough resident. After graduating from St. Peter’s Secondary School, he went on to study Math and Economics at Trent University before obtaining a law degree at the University of Ottawa. After being called to the bar in 1980, Mr. Kylie returned to Peterborough to practise with Howell Fleming and Fox & Potts before becoming a partner at Potts & Kylie. He currently works as a sole practitioner.

His community contributions are numerous and involve such current roles as Chair of the Peterborough Poverty Reduction Network, Chair of The Mount Community Centre, Past President of the Peterborough-Kawartha Federal Liberal Association, and, as a member of the Rotary Club of Peterborough, Co-Chair of the Rotary Victory Day Fireworks and Family Night. Previously, Mr. Kylie has served on the Board of Directors for Peterborough Utilities Group and is Past Chair and Director of St. Joseph’s Care Group, which operates St. Joseph at Fleming and Marycrest at Inglewood Seniors’ Residence. For his contributions, he has been recognized with two Rotary International Paul Harris Fellowships and is a recipient of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal, as well as the City of Peterborough Sports Personality of the Year, an Ontario Volunteer Service Award, and the City of Peterborough Civic Award. Other Awards Mr. Kylie has received include: the Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce 2016 Business Citizen of the year, United Way Peterborough + District 2016 Scholfield Award of Community Distinction and the City of Peterborough 2015 Community Betterment Award.

Mr. Kylie was initially appointed to a two-year term in the alumni seat on the Board of Governors in 2013. He was also designated a three-year term in an external seat, as of July 1, 2015. As of July 2017, Mr. Kylie has been appointed for a two-year term as Chair of the Board of Governors.