Richard (Larry) Lamont has today announced his intention to resign as Rektor of UWC Red Cross Nordic with effect from end of July 2018.

Larry has been a highly dedicated and visionary Rektor and will have given six years of service in the development of UWC Red Cross Nordic by the time of his departure to take up a new position as Headmaster of Shawnigan Lake School (one of Canada’s largest residential secondary schools). UWC RCN and the wider UWC community will miss him and his family – but we also congratulate him on the new opportunities ahead and trust that he will remain part of the UWC movement.

Regarding a successor, I have asked Deputy Board Chair Hans Lindemann and Director of Development Arne Osland to prepare the selection process and I shall appoint a Board Search Sub-Committee to identify – from a wide range of backgrounds – and recommend to the Board the best candidate for the next Rektor, with the vision and credentials to lead our College through the next stage of its development.

I am grateful that Larry has given us one year’s notice so that we can ensure a smooth and effective transition. I am really looking forward to working with Larry during the coming academic year which, I am sure, will be a successful and exciting one.

Kristin Vinje
UWC Red Cross Nordic – Board
Friday 25th August 2017

To read Kristin Vinje’s announcement, and Larry’s accompanying text – click here.