About Red River College

About Red River College

Exchange District CampusRed River College is Manitoba’s largest institute of applied learning and the province’s only polytechnic, offering more than 200 full- and part-time degree, diploma and certificate programs. RRC graduates are work-ready and possess the skills required to quickly become leaders in their chosen fields.

At RRC, our aim is to meet and exceed the job market’s evolving needs, by arming our students with the knowledge, experience and confidence required to succeed in today’s multi-skilled workforce. To achieve this goal, the College employs a committed staff and faculty whose members are dedicated to ensuring each student’s individual success.

Paul Vogt, President and CEO

Paul Vogt - President and CEO of Red River CollegeOn August 17, 2015, Paul Vogt joined Red River College as its fifth President and CEO. Paul holds a B.A. (Honours) in Political Studies at the University of Manitoba, where he earned a Rhodes Scholarship and pursued graduate studies at Oxford University (where he earned an MPhil Politics degree) and at Princeton University.

Over the past 25 years, Paul taught at the University of Manitoba, the University of Winnipeg and Canadian Mennonite University. He has lectured on a wide range of subjects, including public administration and governance, Canadian politics, political theory, feminist theory and economics. He was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Manitoba in 2013/14 and taught in the University of Manitoba’s and University of Winnipeg’s Masters in Public Administration program.

Paul was head of the public service in Manitoba for eight years. He joins Red River College after serving as an Executive in Residence at the University of Manitoba and advising on the development of a multi-year post-secondary education strategy for Manitoba. He also helped to establish the province’s new Advisory Committee on Advanced Education.

Board of Governors

Chaired by Loren Cisyk, the Board of Governors oversees Red River College on behalf of the Manitoba Government and is responsible to the Minister of Education and Training. The Board includes an employee member (elected by RRC staff), the President of the Red River College Students’ Association, and up to 15 community members appointed by the Lieutenant-Governor-in-Council. The Board sets the overall policy direction and standards for the management and operation of the College, defines the vision and mission, and oversees the development and implementation of the long-term strategic plan.