Former KPU board chair asked to repay questionable expenses

May 26, 2015

According to the Vancouver Sun, Gord Schoberg, former Chair of Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s board of governors, has been asked to repay thousands of dollars in “unacceptable expenses,” including expensive meals, wine, and political donations. Schoberg has reportedly said that he will pay back any disputed expenses dating back to 2011. Several of the expenses, including political donations, were allowed under KPU’s rules at the time; in 2013, KPU banned political donations as expenses. BC’s Advanced Education Minister Andrew Wilkinson criticized the purchases, saying it was “inappropriate” to use public funds in such ways. KPU has recently been investigated for circumventing provincially legislated salary caps for senior administration under the watch of Schoberg and former Advanced Education Minister Amrik VirkVancouver Sun