NIC welcomes recently retired lawyer and long-time Port Alberni resident Eric Mosley to its Board of Governors this month.
Mosley will be officially sworn in at the regular board meeting in Campbell River on March 9.
“We are pleased to have a skilled lawyer and advocate for Port Alberni at the board table,” said NIC Board Chair Derek Lamb. “Eric has extensive legal experience, a passion for Port Alberni and a first-hand knowledge of the value of a college education. It is my pleasure to welcome him to the board today.”
Mosley started his post-secondary education at Selkirk College in Castlegar, taking first-year arts and humanities courses before transferring to UVic to further his education.
He graduated from the Osgoode Law School at York University in 1976, moving to Port Alberni the same year to article for Badovinac & Scoffield as Port Alberni’s first law student. He became a partner a year later, specializing in commercial law, wills, estates, real estate and creditor remedies until his retirement 40 years later.
“Port Alberni has been good to me, so it’s nice to have the opportunity to be able give back through the NIC board.” Mosley said. “I know the value community colleges provide through personal experience. Smaller class sizes, greater interaction with classmates, one-on-one time with instructors and lower tuition costs benefit both students starting their post-secondary education and their families.”
He is active in Port Alberni, having volunteered with the Salmon Festival Society, the Chamber of Commerce, the Junior Chamber of Commerce, the Rotary Club and the Coast Guard Auxiliary. Mosley has also been a guest lecturer in the Professional Legal Training course and is passionate about rugby – as a spectator, former player and supporter of youth rugby programs.
Mosley and his wife Karen have enjoyed raising their two daughters in the Alberni Valley. He joins Board Chair Derek Lamb, Vice Chair Jane Murphy as well as community members Bruce Bell, Greg Phelps, Rob Everson, Roy Grant, students Jerry Mundi and Justin Whitehead as well as elected faculty and staff Kim Gibson and Cathy Reyno on the board.
NIC’s Board of Governors operates under BC’s College and Institute Act. It is comprised of eight appointed members from across the NIC region, as well as elected faculty, staff and students. NIC’s CEO and President, John Bowman and Chair of NIC’s Education Council, Dennis Lightfoot, serve as ex officio board members.
For more information on NIC or its Board of Governors, visit www.nic.bc.ca.
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