University association asks government to remove board chair
Doug Goss, who sits as the chair on the Board of Governors of the University of Alberta, spoke out in favour of the PC Party during the provincial election.
Chandra Lye, CTV Edmonton
Published Saturday, May 9, 2015 5:49PM MDT
The Association of Academic Staff at the University of Alberta has asked Premier-elect Rachel Notley to remove the chair of the Board of Governors.
The Association says they have lost confidence in Doug Goss, who publically spoke out in favour of the PC Party before the election.
“As Board Chair, it is essential that someone in such a position have the best interests of the University of Alberta foremost at all times. Those interests require the Board Chair, or other board members for that matter, to stay above, and not weigh into, election campaigns.”
The letter, penned by association president Kevin Kane, requests that the NDP government rescind Goss’ appointment to the Board.
The University has already reviewed the matter but decided to let Goss keep his position.