Flinders University Council has extended vice-chancellor Professor Michael Barber’s contract for two years to 31 December 2014. The extension aligns with the implementation period of Flinders Strategic Plan 2010-2014 – Inspiring Flinders Future – the development of which was a major initiative of the first three years of Professor Barber’s vice-chancellorship. Announcing the decision Flinders University chancellor, Stephen Gerlach, said the extension of Barber’s contract to seven years “has been taken in recognition of his outstanding performance over the past three years. Barber said his other priorities included the strengthening and broadening of Flinders engagement with the Northern Territory where the new NT medical program has attracted the highest number of indigenous students to any single intake of students to a medical school in Australia.
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