Board of Governors

A Message from the Chairman of the Board of Governors

The importance of providing an exceptional learning experience in rural Alberta cannot be ignored. The training available at Portage College is essential to providing learners with opportunities that lead to success.  I have been a long supporter of rural education, in fact that is the very reason I became involved in politics. I have worked to build schools, offer affordable student housing and address the local and provincial needs of the youth in the province. I plan on continuing this passion of advocating for more academic growth, and a continued increase of technical and employability training working with our partners in industry, community and government. 

Our goal at Portage College is to provide an exceptional learning environment with the employability skills necessary to have a successful career. Our Board members have committed to the strategic aims of the college, providing Growth, Excellence and Inclusion to our staff, students and community stakeholders.

The aim of our Board is to continue this focus, and to see an increase in establishing partnerships throughout the province. We see a future where Portage College will provide key centres of specialization for a variety of innovative, hands-on training programs. By doing this, we allow students at Portage the competitive advantage necessary to compete for the top jobs in their respective fields.

 We are a College that is creative, innovative, responsive and essential to northeast Alberta.

I look forward to serving this institution and this province, and I firmly believe that Portage College is the best place to begin your educational journey.

Ray Danyluk
Board Chair
Portage College

Board of Governors Membership Charter - approved by the Board of Governors - January 14, 2016
Board of Governors Mandate and Roles - Re-affirmed and approved by Board of Governors - June 12, 2014
Code of Conduct and Board By-Laws
Board Responsibilities vs. Management Responsibilities
Board Member Considerations


Meet the Board

 Board Chair Photo


Ray Danyluk

Board Chair/Public Member

Term: December 18, 2013 to December 17, 2016 (1st Term)


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Trent Keough

Board Member

President and CEO

 BOG Member


Roy Ripkens

Public Member

Term: August 27, 2011 to August 26, 2017 (2nd Term)




Stan Delorme

Public Member

Term: June 11, 2014 to June 10, 2017 (2nd Term)




Leighton Grey

Public Member

Term: June 11, 2014 to June 10, 2017 (2nd Term)

 Board Member Photo


Darryl Shott

Public Member

Term: November 20, 2013 to November 19, 2016 (1st Term)


 Gayle Desmeules


Gayle Desmeules

Public Member

Term: July 23, 2014 - July 22, 2017 ( 1st Term)





Lyla Allan

Faculty Member

Term: January 27, 2016 to January 26, 2018 (1st Term)



Michelle Wright

Michelle Wright

Public Member

Term: September 4, 2014 to September 3, 2017 (1st Term)




Public Member



Brennan Noble

Student Member

Term: May 12, 2016 to April 30, 2017 (1st Term)




Darren Pratch

Staff Association Member

Term: January 30, 2014 to January 29, 2016  (1st Term)

 Elesia Anderson


Eleisa Anderson

Executive Assistant to the President and Board of Governors


Please address all Board correspondence to:
Eleisa Anderson
Executive Assistant to the President and Board of Governors
Box 417, 9531-94 Ave
Lac La Biche, Alberta T0A 2C0
Toll free: 1-866-623-5551 or 780-623-5733
Fax: 780-623-5665