The Government of Alberta has appointed a new member to Lethbridge College’s Board of Governors. Joshua Day Chief joins the board for a three-year term effective immediately and running through December 2024.
Day Chief is a 2013 graduate of the college’s Environmental Assessment and Restoration program and is currently the CEO of AdvancedAg Inc., a family-owned company focused on producing beneficial blends of bacteria for crop and soil health. Day Chief has a passion to be a leader in environmental solutions, innovation and education. From AdvancedAg’s home offices in Raymond, he has built strong ties to the southern Alberta agriculture community.
His ties to Lethbridge College run deep as he was awarded an Honouring Excellence – Rising Star alumni award from Lethbridge College in 2020, sits on the advisory board for the Integrated Agriculture Technology Centre and is a former Kodiaks volleyball student-athlete. He also serves on the Blackfoot Confederacy Tribal Council Entrepreneur Steering Committee, and he received an alumni achievement award from the Canadian Environmental Technology Advancement Corporation in 2018.
“I am excited to welcome Joshua to the board and believe his commitment to post-secondary education and his deep ties to Lethbridge College will serve us well,” says Michael Marcotte, Chair of the Lethbridge College Board of Governors. “In a short period of time, Joshua has proven to be both an innovative and adaptable business leader, as well as a community leader who contributes so much to the places where he lives and works. Joining the Board of Governors will give him new chances to continue to lead and give back.”
The Board of Governors is made up of 12 members – the chair, six public members, one representative each for academic and non-academic college staff, two student positions, and the college’s President. Public board members are appointed by a Government of Alberta Order in Council by the Lieutenant Governor and typically serve a three-year term of office, with the opportunity to serve an additional three-year term. Internal representatives (the academic, non-academic and student members) are elected by their constituency groups and appointed directly by the Minister of Advanced Education for terms outlined in the Post-secondary Learning Act.