Thank you for all your interest. Just to ensure that everyone is working with the same and accurate information from my point of view, I’d like to respond to your interest via a statement. Please respect this will be my only official response at this time, and note that I am not responsible for any other statements that may have been attributed to me.
First, I would like to thank everyone at TRU and in the Kamloops community for their support. I loved the year I was privileged to serve at TRU’s helm.
Although I was surprised by the decision, I respect that the TRU Board of Governors has the right to terminate without just cause — Presidents serve at the pleasure of the Board, and this is regular university governance.
Under my leadership, TRU engaged in a sweeping restructuring and alignment project, passed with 86 per cent approval at the Senate, and then unanimously by the Board. As well, we broke all previous campus United Way campaigns, raising just short of $64,000. During my time, TRU’s fundraising activities increased 342 per cent from the 12 months previous. And finally, we were able to bring the first new Canadian law school in 35 years to TRU. There were other successes, but for me, these are the highlights.
One person does not accomplish such things alone; I want to thank my team members for all their work. I remain a TRU supporter and will watch with great interest as the university continues to grow and to succeed.