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Professor Robert Harvey to retire

Friday, 05 June 2009


Professor Robert Harvey, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law, and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Engagement) has decided to retire from ECU this year.

Robert has been with ECU since 2003, initially as Executive Dean of the Faculty of Business and Public Management, and subsequently he was appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Equity and Indigenous). With the introduction of law to the University's course profile, the name of the Faculty changed to the Faculty of Business and Law.

In 2007 Robert assumed senior leadership for the University's stakeholder engagement as Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Engagement).

Under Robert's leadership the Faculty has improved student satisfaction, staff morale, international student profile and numbers, and budget. The ECU MBA is well known as one of the best in Australia.

Prior to commencing at ECU Robert held a number of senior public servant positions, coming to ECU from the Department of Justice. He has been a member of the State Water Planning Review Panel, providing independent advice on the State Water Plan to Government; the Board of the Joondalup Business Centre; the Council Executive of the Australian Business Deans and he has been a member of the Water Corporation Board since 2007.

Robert has kindly agreed to stay until later in the year whilst a search is undertaken for his successor.

I thank Robert for his many diverse an thoughtful contributions to ECU and I wish him well. Closer to his departure we will hold 'thank you Robert' celebrations.

Professor Kerry O. Cox *

* Professor Kerry Cox was Vice-Chancellor of Edith Cowan University from March 2006 to September 2014.

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