Board of Governors

Meet the UFV Board Members

President & Vice-Chancellor

Dr. Mark Evered


Dr. Gwen Point

Appointed Board Members


John C. Pankratz, Chair

John Pankratz is a Partner at Friesen Pankratz & Associates LLP, a certified general accounting and business advisory practice in Abbotsford. He entered public practice in 1986 and enrolled in the Certified General Accountants (CGA) Association of British Columbia professional studies program. He received his CGA designation in 1988. 

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Randy Bartsch, First Vice-Chair

Randy Bartsch is the Chief Executive Officer of Ecotex Healthcare Service Group. Ecotex provides contract laundry and linen services including uniforms and reusable surgical textiles to acute care hospitals, care facilities and medical clinics. He has been involved with the family business since 1978 and was pivotal in altering the company's focus toward the healthcare sector in the early 80s.

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Elyssa L. Lockhart, Second Vice-Chair

Elyssa Lockhart practices as Associate Counsel with McQuarrie Hunter LLP, working primarily in wealth preservation and corporate law. Ms. Lockhart is also a Director of the Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Economic Development Committee for the District of Mission and recently acted as Director of Protocol for the 2014 BC Winter Games Society. 

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Len Goerke

Chief Constable Len Goerke joined the West Vancouver Police Department August 5, 2014 after a twenty-seven year career with the Abbotsford Police Department where he retired as Deputy Chief Constable. Len is the past President of the BC Association of Chiefs of Police. He has served as a sessional faculty member at the University of the Fraser Valley in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice.

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Ann Marie Liejen

Ann Marie Leijen is the Chief Executive Officer of ValleyCare, a family owned and operated company that provides housing options and care services to older people in the Fraser Valley.

Ann Marie has twenty years of leadership experience and is a strong advocate for quality and innovation in senior care. Ann Marie is a faculty member with the BC Patient Safety Quality Council, and works as a coach for the Sauder School of Business, Physician Leadership Program.

Ann Marie's education includes an executive Master of Business Administration in Healthcare from the UBC Sauder School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of the Fraser Valley.

Justin P. Goodrich

Justin P. Goodrich is the Managing Partner of Alliance Public & Government Relations. Justin began his career in 2008 as a sole-practitioner before merging with a colleague in 2012.  On June 1st, 2016, Justin founded Alliance Public & Government Relations with offices in Vancouver and Fort Langley, British Columbia.

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Shawn Good

Zoe Dennison

Dr. Zoe Dennison received her Ph.D, in psychology at the University of Western Ontario in 1993. She taught at Mount Allison University before coming to UFV (then UCFV) in 1993. Currently Zoe teaches courses in brain and behaviour, gender, language, assessment and the psychology of music.

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Elected Faculty and Support Staff Members

Dr. Rhonda Snow, Faculty

Dr. Zoe Dennison, Faculty

Mr. Manish Mehra, Staff

Elected Student Board Members

Sukhi Brar

Sukhi Brar is currently a third year undergraduate student studying Kinesiology at the University of the Fraser Valley. Over the course of her undergraduate career, Sukhi has gotten involved in all aspects of student leadership and governance at UFV. Her governance experience includes past appointments as a student representative on the Student Leadership Board of the Coast Capital Savings Student Leadership Institute and the UFV Senate Committee for Student Appeals. Sukhi is currently President of the UFV Student Union Society, and a student representative on the Board of Governors and the UFV Senate Committee for Academic Planning and Priorities. In addition to her governance experience, Sukhi is also an active student leader at UFV. She is the founder of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award: UFV Chapter, President of the Baker House Residents’ Association, and a mentor for new students through the UFV Connects Program. In her community, Sukhi volunteers for the City of Abbotsford’s Parks, Recreation, and Culture department and serves as the current co-chair of the Canadian Cancer Society’s Abbotsford/Mission Relay for Life. In her spare time. Sukhi is a self-confessed foodie who enjoys running, hiking, and adventure.



Mr. Robert Pedersen

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