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President 

Currently Vacant 

Vice-President, Academic (Interim President)

Dr. Bob Kayseas, PhD., M.S.M., M.B.A., Pro.Dir.

Dr. Bob Kayseas has held many positions during his more than 19 years at First Nations University of Canada. Dr. Kayseas is a Saskatchewan born Anishnabe (Saulteaux) scholar. He obtained a degree in Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Regina and Ph.D. (Enterprise and Innovation) from the Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship, Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia. 

Dr. Kayseas has established a recognized scholarly program of research centered on Indigenous entrepreneurship and economic development. He remains actively engaged in both the research and practice of entrepreneurship and economic development. Most recently, he has worked to foster the integration of reconciliation into academic programming both in the classroom and in online distance learning. Dr. Kayseas is passionate about creating opportunities both in the classroom and within communities for Indigenous students to grow and thrive. 

Vice President, Finance & Administration 

Jason Wong, MBA

Jason Wong is a proud citizen of the Gitxsan Nation, located in BC, and has completed an Executive Master of Business Administration in Indigenous Business and Leadership. Jason has complemented his business education with Indigenous governance & law, economic development, and nation rebuilding. Additionally, Jason has 22+ years of practical business experience, with the past 15 years focusing on Indigenous education, skills training, and community development. 

Jason has held the position of Vice President, Finance & Administration since June 2019. 

Director of Finance 

Shannon St.Onge, CPA, CGA

Shannon St.Onge joined First Nations University of Canada in 2019 as Director of Finance. In her current role, Ms. St.Onge is responsible for leading the finance department and providing strategic financial leadership to the executive team. Shannon provides exemplary financial stewardship with a keen focus on sustainability, alignment to strategic goals and our responsibility to stakeholders. 

Ms. St.Onge has over 10 years’ experience in financial and organizational management. Prior to joining First Nations University of Canada, she was an audit manager for not-for-profit organizations where she oversaw audit processes, made recommendations on policies and ensured the fulfillment of compliance reports.

Shannon holds a Bachelor of Commerce, with a specialization in Accounting from Laurentian University and the Chartered Professional Accountant designation. 

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