Departed FNUC Administrator Explains Why She Left

Thursday, August 04, 2005 at 15:00



A woman who resigned from her administrative role at the First Nations University of Canada this week has explained her reasons for doing so.


Dr. Denise Henning had been serving as the institution’s vice president of academics prior to her resignation on Tuesday.


Henning says she left because she found it difficult to carry out her responsibilities “in the current climate at the university”.


Henning says she believes in the need for universities to operate as universities. She says proper procedures and protocols should always be followed in making changes to the university, adding this has not been the case recently at the FNUC.


Henning says it became impossible for her to continue to function under the current administration and board of governors.


The financial-troubled university has been mired in controversy over a number of suspensions and firings.