University of Southern Queensland vice-chancellor professor Jan Thomas will join the governing committee of the world’s first and oldest international university network. The UK-based Association of Commonwealth Universities represents about 500 institutions across 36 countries. The council promotes and supports excellence in higher education for the benefit of individuals and societies worldwide through academic research, scholarships, the promotion of inter-university cooperation and the sharing of good practice. Thomas was one of 15 vice-chancellors from 13 countries to be appointed to the ACU governing committee in August. The Council comprises up to 23 members, who represent constituencies covering major regions. Thomas will travel to London for her first face-to-face association meeting in October and attend the ACU Centenary Conference. “The association is all about helping universities serve their communities and I feel I have a lot to contribute through the experience gained by USQ’s close links with our community,” Thomas said.
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She will serve on the ACU Council for a two-year term.
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