Appointments Announced to College of the North Atlantic Board of Governors

  • Advanced Education, Skills and Labour

February 4, 2020

The Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour, today announced four appointments to College of the North Atlantic’s (CNA) Board of Governors for a three-year term.

The appointees are:

  • Dorothy Earle
  • Kenneth Martin
  • Jill Quilty
  • Charles Randell

Biographical information for the appointees is provided in the backgrounder below.

The Board of Governors is CNA’s corporate body responsible for overseeing, managing and directing the college including its financial operations and academic programming. The board comprises up to 18 members, including two representatives nominated by the CNA Student Union.

These appointments were recommended though the merit-based Independent Appointments Commission. Members of the public interested in opportunities to serve on provincial agencies, boards and commissions are encouraged to complete an application at

“I am very pleased to announce the appointment of these four individuals to College of the North Atlantics’ Board of Governors. Their valuable experience will be a beneficial addition to the board. The board continues to ensure programming reflects industry and student demand and is able to meet labour market needs.”
Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore
Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour

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Biographical Information for Appointees to CNA Board of Governors

Dorothy Earle
A resident of Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Dorothy Earle serves as CEO of the NunatuKuvut Community Council. She has spent her career working in Indigenous communities in the areas of economic development, employment counselling and finance. Throughout her career, Ms. Earle has recognized the importance of traditional knowledge transfer and communities having decision-making power over their own affairs and future. Ms. Earle has a designation as a Certified Aboriginal Professional Administrator from the Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of Canada. She also studied employment counselling at the University of Ottawa.

Kenneth Martin
A resident of St. John’s, Kenneth Martin recently retired from his position as Vice-President with the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency following a successful 28 year career in the public service. He completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree at Memorial University and a master of Business Administration degree at the University of Calgary. Mr. Martin has a passion for advancing Newfoundland and Labrador’s economic prosperity and a long, successful history of working with institutional, business and government representatives.

Jill Quilty
A resident of St. David’s, Jill Quilty is a crown attorney with the Department of Justice and Public Safety. She holds a juris doctorate from Dalhousie University and a master of education degree from Mount Saint Vincent University and was formerly an instructor and coordinator at College of the North Atlantic. Ms. Quilty has extensive knowledge and experience in the areas of education, law and justice, Indigenous issues and issues related to persons living with disabilities.

Dr. Charles Randell
A resident of Logy Bay-Middle Cove-Outer Cove, Charles Randell is currently the principal at Magellan Consulting and a member of the board of directors of the Oil and Gas Corporation of Newfoundland and Labrador. Dr. Randell was CEO of C-CORE for over a decade. During his tenure, C-CORE realized 100 per cent revenue growth, established two Centres of Excellence and expanded to include facilities in Ontario and Nova Scotia. A professional engineer, Dr. Randell has a strong background in remote sensing, radar systems and acoustics. He earned his degrees from Lakehead University and the University of Victoria.

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