Wheeler On Leave Pending Investigation
Cape Breton University President David Wheeler says he’s confident an investigation announced today will find no wrongdoing on his part.
The University says Wheeler has been placed on a leave of absence with pay while the investigation takes place.
The University says the Board of Governors voted to conduct an independent investigation regarding what it’s calling governance issues involving the President.
However, Board Chair Ambrose White says he can’t say anything more while the investigation is carried out.
A news release from Wheeler’s lawyer, Ray Larkin, says the investigation involves Wheeler’s conduct during recent labour negotiations.
The letter says Wheeler realizes there are different views about relations between the administration and the faculty union, but adds the university’s future will be bleak without closer relations between the two sides.
CBU Vice-President Dale Keefe will serve as acting-president while the investigation is carried out.
The result of the investigation is expected to be delivered within the next month.
The investigation comes after a tentative agreement was reached with the faculty union earlier this month.