Anne Lavack, who officially joined Kwantlen just over one year ago, has resigned from her position as the university’s provost and vice president academic, according to an internal message sent to staff Aug. 16. Lavack’s style had met with some controversy when she travelled to Cloverdale campus in April to meet with faculty upset over KPU’s decision to shut down that campus’s admissions services. During the meeting, she said Kwantlen had a “culture of grumbling.”
Kwantlen’s vice president of finance Gordon Lee has stepped in as pro tem vice president academic and associate vice president of human resources Harry Gray is filling in for Lee. Neither Lavack nor KPU were available for comment on her departure.