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Friday, 01 May 2009
Professor Tony Watson
At its meeting yesterday evening, Council approved my recommendation to change the position of Pro-Vice-Chancellor (International) to that of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (International). In recognition of his demonstrated leadership of ECUs International portfolio, I am pleased to announce Professor Tony Watsons appointment to that position.
Since his appointment to the position of Pro-Vice-Chancellor (International), Professor Watson has accomplished much to ensure ECUs profile and opportunities in the international arena have been strengthened, building on current collaborations and identifying opportunities for new partnerships.
Tony will also continue in his role as Executive Dean of the Faculty of Computing, Health and Science. To assist him with the management of the Faculty, particularly due to the travel and other requirements associated with the international portfolio, an additional Associate Deans position in the area of Health within the Faculty structure will be established soon.
The international community places much importance on position titles, and with this in mind, I have also added the title of Vice-President to each of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor positions This addition complements my dual title (Vice-Chancellor and President) and that of the Vice-President (Resources)/Chief Financial Officer.
The above changes are effective as from today.
Having just returned from China as a member of the delegation led by the Hon Minister for Education, Dr Elizabeth Constable MLA, I am optimistic that there are many opportunities for collaborations for ECU, not only with China, but globally.
Professor Kerry O. Cox