posted on June 25: Edward Minich new chair of Board of Governors


[img_inline align=”right” src=”” caption=”Edward Minich”]Hamilton-born Edward A. Minich is the new chair of McMaster's Board of Governors, the University's highest governing body. He begins his term as chair July 1.

Minich is president, chief executive officer and director of the board for Otis Canada and has a long association with the University.

He has served on the McMaster Alumni Association's Board of Directors and as vice-chair of the Board of Governors. Last year he was inducted into the McMaster Alumni Gallery.

“I owe a lot of my success to McMaster,” said Minich. He received his Honours B.Sc. in Psychology from McMaster in 1972 and his MBA from McMaster in 1974. He met his wife Sian when they were both students at McMaster. His two sons are McMaster graduates.

“I give enthusiastic support to McMaster being a student-centred research institution,” said Minich. “It will make McMaster unique.”

“The board is the engine that can help get McMaster where we need to go. Our role is to help move things along,” he said. “To go forward in this competitive world, everybody has to promote the University to attract the best students, faculty and research dollars.”

“Education is our infrastructure for the future,” said Minich. “In this high-tech, fast-paced world, talented people will attract others.”