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New CSU position adds global perspective

Charles Sturt University has appointed professor Heather Cavanagh pro vice-chancellor international education and partnerships. Cavanagh has a background in molecular biology, identification of antimicrobial compounds and commercialisation of research; she has worked for CSU for 15 years in the school of biomedical sciences. The position she’s taking is new for the university, and will help the institution encourage more students to undertake international study. She will oversee the university’s international students and programs through partner institutions in Cambodia, China and Malaysia. Cavanagh will also oversee global policing and theology networks. She wishes to build multicultural community groups within campus footprints in an effort to support international students. The role also covers partnerships with TAFE and industry to support regional students in accessing higher education. Cavanagh has been sub-dean international within the university’s faculty of science, associate head of the school of biomedical science and, in 2012, acting executive dean of the faculty of science.

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