Board members at Carlton Trail Regional College have been forced to resign amid allegations of financial irregularities.

Graham Pearson, a managing partner with Deloitte, will replace the board and take over the operations of the college, effective immediately.

Advanced Education Minister Rob Norris made the appointment Tuesday under provisions of the provincial Regional Colleges Act.

The act gives the appointed administrator the same authority as the board.

The NDP says Norris should have known last year there were problems at the public Carlton Trail Regional College and the private St. Peter's College.

Norris says the college boards didn't tell the government.

But he also admits there should have been more oversight at the schools

With files from The Canadian Press