YORKTON - Suncrest College has announced the appointment of two new members to its Board of Governors.
Dr. Adeyemi Laosebikan and Shawn Patenaude have joined the board and attended their first meeting on Aug. 29.
Patenaude is a Yorkton resident and the sole practitioner of law at Shawn Patenaude Law in the areas of Real Estate, Wills and Estates, Corporate and Business Law and Litigation.
Upon completion of his Bachelor of Laws from the University of Saskatchewan, Patenaude practiced law in Langenberg before establishing his own practice in Yorkton in 2011.
Laosebikan, known as Dr. Yemi, has practiced as a Solo Community General Surgeon for the city of Melfort since 2004. Dr. Yemi is also a Clinical Associate Professor for the College of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan where he supports distributed learning in rural communities. He is also the cochair of the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee for the College of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan.
Dr. Yemi is actively involved in his local community and serves on the board of the Melfort Trade Alliance (Chamber of Commerce).
During the 2015/16 academic year, Patenaude instructed for legacy Parkland College in the Business program. With the new additions, the Suncrest College Board of Governors currently has seven members.
The Board of Governors meets monthly to oversee Suncrest College’s operations and to provide direction and guidance on institutional decisions.
Board members advocate on behalf of the College and support efforts relating to regional economic growth.