RDC forecasts tough years should government funding not rise

June 15, 2011

Tough years lie ahead for Red Deer College if the Alberta government does not boost funding for post-secondary schools. RDC president Joel Ward says the institution has faced challenges in recent years, and should those challenges continue, there will be a greater impact on RDC's people, programs, and services in as little as 2 years. While the college has a balanced budget for the upcoming academic year, RDC is projecting a $1-million shortfall in 2012-13 and a $4.5-million shortfall in 2013-14 if government funding remains the same. Red Deer Advocate