News Archives: Renewed Contract With Gnatiuk Means Stability for GPRC
Released: Wednesday, February 1st, 2012
GPRC's Board of Governors has unanimously ratified a renewed contract with President and CEO Don Gnatiuk at the January public meeting, held Friday January 27th in Jasper. Board Chair Vincent Vavrek says the new five and one-half year contract with Gnatiuk is key to the ongoing strength and success of the institution, and of particular importance at this time of funding constraint and expanded stewardship responsibilities. "Under Don's leadership, GPRC has become known as a people-centred institution which is a great place to learn, a great place to work, and a great asset to the communities and economies of our region," says Vavrek.
In the years since Don Gnatiuk became President and CEO of Grande Prairie Regional College, GPRC has steadily gained in its reputation for solid leadership, stable administration, and excellent stewardship on behalf of stakeholders. Under his leadership, the College has earned the trust and esteem of both its region and the government, and that trust has been expressed through the added stewardship responsibilities of first Fairview Campus, and now the Yellowhead region including Edson, Hinton and Jasper.
In Grande Prairie, the $520 Million health and education project is underway, which will provide not only learning space for health-related programs of study, but which will set a new model for integration of health, education and community.
The contract was reviewed and revised by a Board sub-committee which worked to ensure that it is commensurate with other presidential contracts within the system. "It is our responsibility as a Board to ensure that the momentum of cooperation, growth and relationship-building which Don has brought to our College will continue through the coming years," Vavrek says. "We are exceptionally proud of our President and CEO, Don Gnatiuk, and of the amazing work he is accomplishing on behalf of our stewardship region. This renewed contract is very good news for all of us."