The Red Deer Polytechnic Board of Governors would like to announce the retirement of Dr. Peter Nunoda, effective immediately. Dr. Nunoda joined Red Deer Polytechnic as President in September 2019. His accomplishments have included the creation of an internationalization strategy, the achievement of polytechnic status, and the launch of three baccalaureate degrees and additional programs. 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.

The Board has appointed Mr. Jim Brinkhurst as Interim President. He currently serves as VicePresident Finance and Administration & CFO. Mr. Brinkhurst has served at Red Deer Polytechnic for 10 years, with more than 30 years experience in the post-secondary sector across Canada. A search process for the institution’s next President will begin later this fall.