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RRC President Stephanie Forsyth Resigns

September 3, 2014 12:24 PM | News

Stephanie Forsyth (RED RIVER COLLEGE)

Stephanie Forsyth (RED RIVER COLLEGE)

Controversial Red River College president Stephanie Forsyth has resigned from her position.

The college said Forsyth will not be continuing in her role due to “personal and family reasons.”

Forsyth was named RRC’s president in 2010, but came under fire last year after her expenses were questioned by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.

After her expense irregularities began to draw heat, Forsyth reimbursed the college for some items, including a $205 pair of golf shoes.

Forsyth was the subject of a provincial investigation ordered by the education minister after allegations of additional financial and human resource matters.

It’s believed she will return to British Columbia to pursue other opportunities.

UPDATE: The college has released the following statement:

The Board of Governors of Red River College and Ms. Stephanie Forsyth wish to announce that as of August 31, 2014 Ms. Forsyth will not be continuing in her role as President of Red River College for personal and family reasons.

The Board wishes to express its appreciation to Ms. Forsyth for her work on behalf of the College. The search for a new President has already begun and the Board is satisfied that there will be a variety of well-qualified candidates seeking this position. An announcement will be made as soon as the new President has been appointed. In the interim, the Board has appointed David Rew as the Acting President of the College.

Mr. Richard Lennon, Board Chair
Red River College, Board of Governors