Updated: RDC has new board chair

Red Deer developer Guy Pelletier appointed to chair

Guy Pelletier, board chair with Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools

Pelletier appointed as chairman of RDC board

Red Deer College’s new board chairman has experience in just about every role in the institution.

Developer Guy Pelletier has been named chairman of the college’s board of governors, replacing former mayor Morris Flewwelling.

“For me, the college and education have both played a big part in my life,” said Pelletier, who has also served as a trustee and chairman with Red Deer Regional Catholic Schools.

Pelletier, who is regional vice-president for Melcor Developments, has experience at all college levels.

He graduated in 1987 with a business administration diploma before heading off to the University of Calgary to get his commerce degree.

After graduation, he worked three years in the college’s human resources department and later served two terms on the board of governors from 2005 to 2011.

As well, he has been involved with the college’s alumni association and the RDC Foundation.

“I’ve seen it from all sides, I guess you could say, from student, staff to volunteer.

“It gives me a bit of a unique insight and a deep connection and commitment to it. I certainly appreciate the importance of that college as a pillar in Red Deer.

“It’s a pretty exciting time for the college in transitioning to university status, so I’m pretty happy to be part of that.”

Red Deer College president Peter Nunoda thanks the outgoing Board of Governors members for their service to the College during the past years.

“I extend my personal gratitude to Mr. Flewwelling, Ms. Macauley and Ms. Melnyk for their dedication to RDC and the important roles they have played serving as valued members on our Board of Governors. Their efforts have enhanced the lives of our students, and their contributions have positioned our institution well to continue serving our region in the future as a comprehensive regional teaching university,” says Nunoda.

Kristen Korhonen and Julie Oliver have also been appointed to the board and will replace Karin Melnyk and Diane Macauley. Korhonen is regional vice-president, Alberta Central, at BMO Financial Group, and Oliver is a business advisor for MNP in Red Deer.

The terms of all three expire in September 2022.

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