Red Deer Polytechnic president Peter Nunoda is optimistic about the coming school year. New programs are being offered and enrolment is climbing in a number of programs.
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Red Deer Polytechnic president retires after two-year tenure

Dr. Peter Nunoda took over as president in 2019

Red Deer Polytechnic president Peter Nunoda has retired.

Nunoda joined the local post-secondary in September 2019 and after two years in the post, the board of governors announced that he has retired effective immediately.

“The board would like to thank Peter for his leadership at a pivotal time in the institution’s history, but also during an unprecedented pandemic that he navigated effectively,” a release from RDP states.

Nunoda led the institution through a difficult time over his tenure but was able to help it achieve polytechnic status and launched three baccalaureate degrees and additional programs.

The board has appointed Jim Brinkhurst as interim president. He currently serves as vice-president finance and administration and CFO. He has served at RDP for 10 years, with more than 30 years of experience in the post-secondary sector across Canada.

The search for a full-time replacement will start this fall.