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On the move: October

MQ Chancellor set to retire

Michael Egan has announced he will be retiring from the Macquarie University chancellorship in February 2019.

The former NSW state Labor treasurer came to the university as a council member in 2006 and leaves as Macquarie’s longest serving chancellor, with 11 years in the role.

“The university owes our chancellor a debt of great gratitude. Mr Egan has led the university council with his unique and endearing style through times of great change within the university and through a period of sustained growth,” said vice-chancellor S. Bruce Dowton.


Brungs still on board

UTS has announced that its current vice-chancellor, Attila Brungs, will take up a second term, seeing him through until the end of 2024.

A former Rhodes scholar, Brungs also held the role of general manager, science investment, strategy and performance, at CSIRO prior to his appointment as deputy vice-chancellor (research) at UTS in September 2009.

On behalf of the UTS council, chancellor Catherine Livingstone said Brungs had done an outstanding job in leading and managing the university.

“We are very supportive of his vision, leadership and ability to inspire the university community to work together collegially to create and achieve our ambitious goals.”


Public servant to Fed Uni
Former senior public servant Terry Moran has been appointed chancellor of Federation University Australia.

Moran served in the Rudd/Gillard government as the secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and comes to the role with previous educational experience with the Office of the State Training Board in Victoria.

He was the first CEO of the Australian National Training Authority in Brisbane and became Queensland’s director-general of education in August 1998. Moran, who resides in Melbourne, began his three-year term as chancellor on 13 October.


West to east for Jackson Pulver

The University of Sydney has confirmed Professor Lisa Jackson Pulver as its new deputy vice-chancellor, Indigenous strategy and services.

An accomplished adviser, researcher and educator – particularly in the areas of Aboriginal health, data collection, analysis and management and strategy – Jackson Pulver is currently pro vice-chancellor, engagement; pro vice-chancellor, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Leadership; and provost, Parramatta South Campus, at Western Sydney University.

“The University of Sydney gave me the opportunity to enter tertiary education; I was the first in my family to do so,” she said. “I’m honoured to be able to return in a very different capacity and give back to the university’s staff and students in this way.”


New VC for Griffith

Professor Carolyn Evans has been announced as the next VC and president of Griffith University.

Evans, who holds a doctorate from Oxford University where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar and was also the recipient of a prestigious Fulbright Senior Scholarship, will take up her post in February 2019.

Evans joins Griffith from the University of Melbourne, and her appointment comes after current vice-chancellor and president Professor Ian O’Connor announced he was leaving after overseeing 14 years of growth at the university.


UniSA reinforced by Irons
Higher education professional Richard Irons will join the University of South Australia in November as its new director of student and academic services.

Irons, currently academic registrar at the University of Derby in the UK, brings a wealth of experience to the role after serving more than 10 years in the student services sector.

“UniSA’s student-focused culture, its ambitious approach and forward-thinking strategy are very impressive, and I am delighted to be joining the university at such an exciting time,” Irons said.

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