Stephanie Forsyth steps down as RRC President

September 5, 2014

Stephanie Forsyth, President of Red River College, has stepped down as of August 31, the college’s board of governors announced on Wednesday. According to a statement, Forsyth stepped down due to “personal and family reasons” and “through mutual agreement with her and the board of governors.” Forsyth’s resignation comes less than 4 years after she signed a 5-year contract with the institution. Board Chair Richard Lennon said, “the President approached us, and we had a discussion, and we moved from there … The terms of departure we aren’t sharing. That’s an HR matter … it was by mutual agreement that we parted ways.” Forsyth’s tenure as President has been the subject of some controversy. In April she took to her personal blog to refute reports of a $2-M deficit and a “mass exodus” of employees. Manitoba Education Minister James Allum told CBC at the time that the province planned to investigate “issues related to human resources and financial management” at the college; that process is still ongoing. Allum said that he was informed of Forsyth’s departure two weeks ago but offered no further details, stating only that “we look forward to working with the new president and to continue to build and grow a dynamic, innovative college that’s built on excellence.” CBC | Winnipeg Free Press (1) | Winnipeg Free Press (2)