AU board of governors replace president


Athabasca University’s board of governors has reportedly released Peter Scott, who became president of the institution in 2022. Due to privacy concerns, the board has reportedly not provided information on why Scott was let go or how the decision was made. However, CBC and Alberta Politics note that Scott was opposed to the provincial government’s plan to move 500 employees to the Town of Athabasca. Three board members spoke to The Tyee and said that they were left out of the board vote about Scott, which occurred while Scott was on leave.”Everything that happens in the board is confidential, but the university itself, the board of governors of the university is just looking forward to moving forward with an evolving vision,” said Board Chair Byron Nelson in an interview with CBC News.

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