Dr Kathleen Scherf was basically fired today as President of Thompson Rivers University, after her one year review by the TRU Board of Governors.
I know Kathleen had mixed reviews as TRU President. Her flamboyance, for example, sometimes led people to conclude that she was not serious. But, as Kathleen told me when I interviewed her in this podcast, she can only be who she is.
I don't know Kathleen well, but my interview with her kind of made me a fan. She knew her stuff, and took her "unusualness" as a source of power. I really hope she decides to stay in Kamloops, where I think she could make an enormous contribution.
I know the TRU Board made their difficult decision carefully. Perhaps being a University President is not the right place for her in Kamloops but I think there are many other ways to make a difference (just ask a recently defeated former city councillor!).
Here are audio snippets from my conversation with Kathleen - talking about her "unusualness" in kind of an unusual, I would say refreshing, way: