Interim University Secretary

Yvonne Roussel

Ivonne Roussel, Interim University SecretaryYvonne Roussel is a governance professional with 15 years of experience in the university governance sector.

Upon graduating from Lakehead University in 2008, Yvonne began her career with the Lakehead University Student Union (LUSU) where her role included serving as the LUSU Board Secretary. She credits her interest in governance and parliamentary procedure to the students who served on the LUSU Board of Directors during her tenure.

In 2014, she was hired by the University Secretariat at Lakehead University and is currently the Interim University Secretary. Yvonne has led several bylaw reviews, including a university-wide comprehensive policy review framework, a variety of governance training sessions, and many other projects promoting good governance. She was a member of the President’s Task Force on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), assisting in the development and implementation of the current five year EDI Action Plan.

During Yvonne's term as Chair of the Council of Ontario University Secretaries, she led the planning of a conference for those working in the postsecondary governance sector. In addition, she is a credentialed Registered Parliamentarian (RP) through the  National Association of Parliamentarians (NAP), and a member of the Ontario Association of Parliamentarians.

In her spare time, Yvonne enjoys inspiring others to improve their communication and leadership skills through her volunteer work with Toastmasters International, and working with not-for-profit organizations to review and enhance their governance practices.


Yvonne Roussel
p. 807-343-8010 Ext. 7929
Thunder Bay Campus - UC2002A

Vanessa Franklin
Governance and Administrative Assistant, University Secretariat
p: 807-343-8010 Ext. 8184
Thunder Bay Campus - UC2002