Statement from Red River College regarding the release of today’s Provincial Review

For Immediate Release: January 21, 2015

WINNIPEG, MB – Today, Manitoba Education and Advanced Learning released its report detailing a review of specific financial and human resource practices at Red River College for the period of September 2010 to May 2014.

Red River College accepts the findings and recommendations contained in the report, and the College has been taking action to improve the financial, human resources and contracting processes at the College.

“It’s important to highlight that this report is not a reflection of the College as a whole,” said David Rew, Interim President, Red River College. “Red River College has proudly and effectively served its students and the Province of Manitoba for more than 76 years. Red River College continues to be an excellent school and is focused on continuing to drive Manitoba’s economy and creating skilled graduates.”

Red River College will work in partnership with the Province to ensure that, by the end of the College’s fiscal year, June 30, 2015 all of the recommendations in the report will be addressed.

“We will address our challenges and continue to be accountable to staff, students and public,” said Lloyd Schreyer, Chair, Red River College Board of Governors.  “Our stakeholders expect the best from us and we intend to deliver. From now until the end of the fiscal year we will align our work to ensure all of the recommendations are addressed and reported on by June 30, 2015.

Red River College extends its sincere appreciation to the many College employees who cooperated with the Province throughout this review process, and thanks them for their professionalism, openness, and integrity.

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NOTE:  Red River College, Chair, Lloyd Schreyer and Interim President & CEO, David Rew will be available for media comment at RRC’s Notre Dame Campus in Room A147 (Selkirk Lounge) at 11:00 a.m., TODAY, Wednesday, Jan. 21. Media can park in the East Lot, off of Entrance 2, and enter through the doors to A Building. Appropriate signage will be posted to direct all to the Selkirk Lounge.