Pelham Matthews (Associate Professor)
Mr. Matthews holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) from McGill University, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Concordia University. His areas of expertise include marketing, small business and entrepreneurship. He also provides business consulting services and is active on numerous local projects and committee.

Pelham Matthews has been President of the Algoma University Faculty Association since July, 1 2011. Between the years of 1998 and 2010, he also held the positions of Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. Also during this same time period he was also part of numerous bargaining teams (both Full and Part-time), and was Chief Negotiator for the fulltime membership for four rounds.

Pelham is an Associate Professor of Marketing and Small Business Management. He has 26 years of university teaching experience in the fields of management and marketing, 13 years as Algoma University Department Chair (Bachelor of Business Administration) and some 25 years of research and consultancy business experience. During 21 years in Sault Ste. Marie, he has also worked with and assisted many non-profit and first nation organizations; he was also the principle writer of the Sault Ste. Marie Social Development Council plan.

Over the last five years he has been a central figure and advocate for the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and University’s Pathway Initiative (College Diploma to University Degree completion).

He has been a project developer, facilitator, and instructor for government sponsored business training programs. These programs focused on developing the skills of small and medium sized business owners and managers, and was part of educational programming for local businesses sponsored by the then Federal Business Development Bank of Canada and ACOA (Atlantic Canada) . He was also responsible for developing and delivering Leadership and Team-building courses for Ontario Lottery and Gaming, as part of the NAASPL (North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries) employee development and educational program. 

Roles and Responsibility

(a) The President shall:

i) Be the elected senior officer and a voting member of the Executive Committee;

ii) Be the spokesperson and correspondent for the Faculty Association;

iii) Be responsible for enforcing the by-laws and policies of the Association, for co-ordinating the work of all Association officers, and for insuring that all officers and members comply with the obligations and duties of their positions.

iv) Be responsible for meetings between the Association and the Administration of the University;

v) Call and chair all Association and Executive meetings, or designate other members in good standing to chair such meetings and/or to serve as parliamentarians;

vi) Represent the Faculty Association on the Joint Consultative Committee (JCC) and appoint one other member of the Executive also to sit also the JCC

vii) Be an ex-officio member of all Association committees, except the Nominating Committee;

viii) Have the authority to appoint, on behalf of the Executive Committee, ad hoc committees to investigate matters of interest to the Association;

ix) Take initiatives for the good and welfare of the Association on any matters related to the Association, subject to the approval of the members, and have the right to look into any matter falling under the jurisdiction of the Association;

x) Be responsible for reviewing when requested the letters of offer received by candidates for positions at the University, or for delegating to other members of the Executive Committee this responsibility


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