Ottawa Catholic School Board Elects 2020-2021 Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson

Trustee Mark. D. Mullan was acclaimed as the Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB) Chairperson, while Trustee Jeremy Wittet was elected as Vice-Chairperson at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) Tuesday, December 1, 2020. Trustee Mullan is in his 23rd year of serving Catholic students. He represents Zone 8, Alta Vista/Gloucester Southgate. Trustee Mullan served three years as Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees from 2008-2011. This will be his fifth term as Chair of the Board. He already served as the Chair in 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2018-2019, 2019-2020.

Trustee Wittet represents Zone 7, Kitchissippi/Bay, and has served as Trustee since 2017. This is his second time as the OCSB Vice-Chair he also held the role in 2018-2019. 

The OCSB Board of Trustees is comprised of 10 Trustees elected by zones and two Student Trustees. The Trustees play a vital role in setting policy, establishing a budget that focuses on a faith-filled environment that promotes student achievement and advocates for student and staff well-being. OCSB Trustees serve 45,000 students in 84 schools and four education sites.

A full listing of the OCSB Board of Trustees 

Mr. Mullan said, “I am honoured to serve as Chair of the Board. Thank you for your ongoing support and confidence in my ability to lead our Board through a pandemic. COVID19 challenged us to find new ways to work, learn and think. I’m so proud of how our students and staff rose to meet these challenges with faith, innovation and commitment to well-being. I promise to continue to provide open and reliable communication with my colleagues, staff, students and their families.”

Mark D. Mullan
Chairperson, OCSB

“It is an honour and a privilege to serve as Vice-Chair, and I would like to offer my thanks to my colleagues for their continued collaboration and encouragement. I’m proud to be part of a highly regarded board in the community it serves and across the province. This is an institution with great leaders that excel at providing all students with a well-rounded education for the mind, body and spirit through an emphasis on academic excellence, social responsibility and Catholic values. This is a team that places value on character in action and one that works tirelessly to leave no child behind.”

Jeremey Willet
Vice-Chairperson, OCSB


Director of Education Thomas D’Amico also presented the 2019-2020 Director’s Annual Report.

This year’s annual report shares stories of perseverance, kindness, and community engagement. 

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