Flewwelling appointed as new RDC board chair

By Troy Gillard (Twitter: @Troy_Gillard)
March 9, 2017 - 11:17am Updated: March 10, 2017 - 9:17am

Red Deer’s former Mayor has been named as the new Chair of the Red Deer College Board of Governors.

Morris Flewwelling has been appointed by the province to a three-year term as Board Chair through March 6, 2020.

Flewwelling, who served as Mayor from 2004-2013 following a lengthy stint as a city councillor, has long been a supporter of RDC. He was instrumental in the building of the college’s Arts Centre, serving as the Chair of the Arts Centre Planning and Building Committee for eight years.

While a member of RDC’s Permanent Art Collection’s Selection Committee from 1978-80, Flewwelling helped the college to establish what is regarded as one of the strongest college art collections in western Canada.

In 2014, RDC presented Flewwelling with an Honorary Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, the first honorary degree in the college’s history.

Flewwelling was named Red Deer Citizen of the Year in 1982, was appointed a member of the Order of Canada in 1997, and received the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002. He was inducted into the Alberta Order of Excellence in 2014 and was given a honourary doctor of laws degree from the University of Alberta last June.

Flewwelling, 75, replaces Shelley Ralston, who served as RDC Board Chair since 2011.

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