Okanagan College

Why I voted against the funding request from Okanagan College (again)

The RDOS board took a bit of a blast from James Miller of the Penticton Herald regarding the board's decision not to contribute up to $2M to the new Okanagan College Centre of Excellence (see also the editorial by Dan Ebenal in the Penticton Western News).  I voted with the majority on this, so some explanation is perhaps in order:

RDOS rejects college funding

A senior Okanagan College official acknowledged that it may take the college longer than planned to fundraise $5 million for its proposed expansion. “It may take us a little bit longer,” said Donna Lomas, regional dean for the South Okanagan-Similkameen, adding later that the college is confident that it will meet its goals. Lomas made that comment after board members of the Regional District Okanagan Similkameen rejected a request to contribute $2 million over three years towards the proposed Centre of Excellence in Penticton.