College making headway in $2.4 million deficit
Loyalist College’s Board of Directors will see a balanced draft budget next month and is making headway in battling a $2.4 million deficit.
President Dr. Anne Marie Vaughan tells Quinte News, the increase in international students is helping to alleviate some of the college’s financial concerns.
The board also gave preliminary approval to a 3% hike in tuition and ancillary fees and will make a decision on the budget at the meeting in May, before it’s presented to the province by the end of June.
Loyalist President impressed after 8 Wing tour
The President of Loyalist College says she’s impressed with the scope of the work being done at CFB Trenton, after taking part in a recent tour of 8 Wing.
Speaking to Quinte News after the April Board of Governors meeting, Dr. Anne Marie Vaughan says she was able to identify a number of ways the college can partner with the base, including through the Military Family Resource Centre.
Dr. Vaughan added that it was interesting to see the type of teaching that goes on at the base and the technology used in various aspects of training.
College executives keeping an eye on provincial budget
Loyalist College was well represented at the recent Ontario Colleges Day at Queen’s Park and college executives had a chance to lobby MPPs with their concerns.
President Dr. Anne Marie Vaughan tells Quinte News, especially now that the Ontario Government has announced its budget date for April 27, she’ll be keeping her ears open for any added funding.
Loyalist staff also showed off the college’s Oculus Rift virtual reality technology, being used to teach students in the automotive programs.