Governance and Administration
The design for governance and management of Vancouver College involves three groups: the Trustees, the Board of Directors of Vancouver College Limited, and the Administration of Vancouver College.
The Trustees of the Vancouver College Trust are in place to ensure that the assets of the trust are used to fulfill the charitable objects of the trust. The Trustees will carry out these responsibilities by approving any changes to the Memorandum and Articles of Vancouver College Limited, reviewing and approving the audited financial statements of the company, and by exercising their authority over the appointment of the Board of Directors.
- Most Reverend, J Michael Miller CSB, Archbishop of Vancouver
- Dr. Stephen Ho (VC'82)
- Mr. Bruno De Vita, QC
- Mr. Franco Trasolini
- Mr. Edward Wright
The Board of Directors of Vancouver College Limited is responsible for providing the policy environment in which Management operates the affairs of the Company. The Board also provides Management with the resources to conduct the business by approving the Budget, including both revenues and expenditures. The Board is also responsible for providing the organization with Management by hiring the Senior Administrator (the Principal) who in turn is accountable to the Board. The Board also engages external auditors who conduct the audit of the financial affairs of the organization.
Susan Dvorak - Chair
Mark Brown (VC'86) - Secretary
Brian Duong (VC'01)
Martin Ertl (VC'88)
Bishop Mark Hagemoen (VC'79)
Bernie Hensel (VC'86)
Tony Morgan (VC'94) - Treasurer
The Administrators are led by the President whose prime responsibility is Chief Executive Officer. The President oversees all financial aspects of the school including responsibility for the vision, leadership, advancement, development, financial stewardship, planning, and external affairs of Vancouver College. The Principal, also the Chief Education Officer, acts as the educational leader of the school including responsibility for leadership in curriculum, faculty development, and the continued growth and excellence in the academic program. Duties of the Administration team include admissions, supervision and evaluation of academics, extracurricular activities, and long-range planning of academic programs. Other members of the Administration include the Assistant Principals of the Senior, Middle, and Elementary Schools, and the Business Manager.
Mr. Johnny Bevacqua - President
Mr. Bevacqua, a strategic educational leader and a distinguished administrator, has served as the Principal of Vancouver College since 2014 and was appointed President of Vancouver College in 2020. Prior to joining Vancouver College, he was a Principal at St. Patrick Regional Secondary, a Vice-Principal at Notre Dame Secondary, an Adjunct Professor at St. Mark’s College at UBC, and an Associate Superintendent at the Catholic Independent Schools of Vancouver Archdiocese (CISVA) .
Within the Catholic school tradition, Mr. Bevacqua believes that learning in community is ‘life giving’ and that relationships are paramount. Mr. Bevacqua, his wife Carla, and their three young girls are active members of St. Mary’s Parish where Mr. Bevacqua has served as a member of the Parish Pastoral Council.
Mr. Daryl Weaver - Principal
Mr. Weaver has served as the Senior School Assistant Principal since 2016 and was elected as the Principal of Vancouver College in 2020. He is an alumnus of St. Thomas More Collegiate and received his Bachelor of Science (Zoology) from the University of British Columbia. Weaver pursued his Bachelor of Education at UBC and Master of Education (Department of Curriculum & Instruction) at Deakin University in Melbourne Australia. He began his teaching career abroad in Malawi, Africa and continued his international adventure in Hong Kong. Prior to joining Vancouver College, he was with Southridge School for 10 years as the Assistant Head of Senior School. Weaver is an avid sports enthusiast, active parishioner, husband, and father of two.
Mr. Frank Trentadue - Assistant Principal, Senior School (Grades 10 - 12)
No stranger to Catholic, all-boys schools, Mr. Trentadue comes to us with over 30 years of experience from St. Michael's College School in Ontario, with a Masters of Coaching Education and Leadership from Ohio University and a Bachelor of Education from Saint Francis Xavier. Motivated by student wellness, academic achievement, leadership opportunities, and community service, Mr. Trentadue characterizes his leadership style as "relational, servant, and motivational." Well versed in the curriculum surrounding "Deep Learning", Mr. Trentadue has developed several programs focused on the physical and mental wellbeing of his students, emphasizing the principles of Social Emotional Learning and Character Education.
Mr. John-Paul Cavalluzzo - Assistant Principal, Middle School (Grades 7-9)
Mr. Cavalluzzo began his first year at Vancouver College in September of 2019. He was the Director of Intermediate-Middle School Programs at Collingwood School in West Vancouver. With a Masters of Teaching from the University of Toronto, Mr. Cavalluzzo has implemented a vision of education centred on what he calls the 4C's: Character, Community, Culture, and Curriculum.
Ms. Barbara Seppelt - Assistant Principal, Elementary School (Kindergarten to Grade 6)
Ms. Barbara Seppelt has been in education for over 30 years and holds a Bachelor of Education with a focus on learning assistance, Physical Education, English and Biology. Ms. Seppelt has been at Vancouver College since 1990 and was appointed Assistant Principal for the Elementary School in 1997. Ms. Seppelt has taught Kindergarten and Grades 1 and 6. She thoroughly enjoys working with the students, teachers, and parents of Vancouver College.
Kelly Lattimer - Director of Finance and Facilities
Ms. Kelly Lattimer joined Vancouver College in December 1993 as the Business Manager. She has the overall responsibility for the establishment of financial, administrative and general business policies, practices and procedures within the College's sphere of operations, and for the on-going implementation of these policies. She is also responsible for the support, the maintenance, and the landscaping staff. Kelly graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Urban Land Economics with a minor in Finance. Upon graduation she worked for eight years in commercial real estate managing office buildings, retail, and warehouse complexes in Western Canada.
Ronith Cogswell - Director of Advancement
As Director of Advancement, Ronith Cogswell administers Vancouver College’s development and marketing plans, as well as alumni/community engagement initiatives. Ronith works closely with the President, Administration, Advancement Team, Campaign Cabinet, Parents Association, and Alumni Association to provide leadership in building a development program that promotes a strong philanthropic culture throughout our faith community in support of the school’s mission and long-term strategic goals. Ronith assists with all public relations and marketing efforts to advance organizational visibility and ensure brand consistency, including special events planning and promotion. Ronith is a graduate of UBC with a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Marketing and of SFU’s Business Writing, Public Relations, and Marketing Communications Program.