UPEI board chair resigns, university commits to board refresh


University of Prince Edward Island’s Board of Governors chair Pat Sinnott has officially resigned following the release of an independent report that examined the university’s campus culture and recent incidents of harassment. In his letter to the board, Sinnott said that he deeply cared about UPEI students, faculty, and staff, but that “new leadership is needed to address challenging issues.” Board member Andrew Bartlett also stepped aside. The university board responded with a statement asserting that it is “committed to refreshing its membership” as per the recommendation in the independent report. UPEI said that it will elect a new chair for the Board in the coming days.

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