The Board of Directors are elected by the membership to oversee the organization, provide guidance and future vision. All members of the Board must be current student leaders from within the membership.
Working from the Strategic Framework, that is approved annually by the membership, the Board oversees the regular operational activities of the full time staff through the General Manager.
The Board brings important post-secondary issues to the membership for their input through conferences and workshops. This is where advocacy initiatives, research direction and recommendations are voted upon by the membership. The membership has a voice in the guidance and direction of the Board and staff, who carry out recommendations made on behalf of Ontario’s college students.
Gurpal Singh Bhatia is a second year student of the Office Administration Executive program at Conestoga College in Kitchener, and is a returning Director of Conestoga Students Inc. Gurpal has been involved with Student Government since starting his program. He is passionate about working with student leaders, employers and the Ministry to help create a better community in any possible way. Gurpal’s goal is to promote an altruistic behaviour among students and provide equality to all.
Joel is a graduate of the Police Foundations program at Fleming College and is the President of the Fleming College Student Administrative Council in Peterborough, Ontario. Joel is passionate about advocacy for students, and ensuring a better future in post-secondary education. Joel is excited to alongside student leaders and ensuring that the student voice is heard in Ontario.
Cameron is a recent graduate of the Business Marketing program at Conestoga College, and is the President of Conestoga Students Inc. in Kitchener. Cameron is incredibly proud to represent so many student voices across the province, and is excited to bring positive and constructive change not only to CSA but to the post-secondary landscape as a whole. Working together with his team, Cameron is looking forward to being a strong representative of Ontario college students. He also is a big Blue Jays fan, and thinks if they could just get their bullpen in order they could really make a run for the title. Perhaps the only thing Cameron likes more than the Jays is student advocacy.
Rhaili is a graduate of the Public Relations program at Cambrian College in Sudbury, Ontario. She will be returning for her second term as president of the Students’ Administrative Council (SAC) for 2016-17. Rhaili began her student leadership journey in elementary school; her desire and ambition for student advocacy have led her to where she is today. Rhaili is passionate about making a difference in post-secondary education and is excited to be representing students across Ontario. Rhaili has served as student life liaison, director of social programming, and president at Cambrian SAC. Throughout her years with Cambrian, she has been recognized for Council Member: MVP, Canadian Organization of Campus Activities: Student Member of the Year Award, and most recently CSA: Advocate award. Alongside these decorations, Rhaili feels her biggest accomplishment is making a difference for students. Rhaili became a director of the College Student Alliance in June 2016
Davinder is a recent graduate of the Mechanical Engineering Design Technology program at Centennial College in Scarborough, ON. Davinder is currently the President of the Centennial College Student Association Incorporated, having served as Progress Campus Vice President last year. Davinder is passionate about advocating for students and looks forward to bringing student concerns to the table. Davinder became Director for College Student Alliance in June 2016.