KPU accounting comes under scrutiny

April 22, 2014

The National Post reports that, amidst accusations of accounting irregularities, the office of BC’s Auditor-General is conducting a “fact-finding” mission to consider whether Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s executive compensation and reporting practices should be audited. The Post claims that leaked emails suggest that the KPU board of governors considered diverting $100,000 from a charitable foundation into executive pay. Senior administrators, past and present, allegedly were paid consulting fees or stipends to circumvent a provincial salary cap for presidents of smaller “teaching universities.” KPU has not yet commented on the Post’s report, which follows a civil suit launched in July, 2013 by a former employee alleging wrongful dismissal and harassment. None of the claims have been heard or proven in court. National Post