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Friday, 27 August 2010
Professor Cobie Rudd
Professor John Finlay-Jones
The University Council, at its meeting on Thursday, 26 August, accepted my recommendation that we establish a new part-time position in the Senior Team to help drive the University’s rapidly expanding profile in health research and undergraduate and postgraduate programs. The new position is that of Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Health Advancement) and will be held by Professor Cobie Rudd on a half-time basis. The balance of Cobie’s full-time employment will be taken up with her continuing role as Associate Dean (Health) in the Faculty of Computing, Health and Science.
The second change, which Council noted, is to widen the portfolio of our Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Professor John Finlay-Jones, to Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Advancement). Strategically the University wishes to move quickly to invigorate the ECU Foundation, develop our partnerships and enhance Philanthropy and relationships with our Alumni. In due course, and in the context of change management, a Director of Advancement, reporting to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Advancement) will be appointed. Professor Rudd in her Pro-Vice-Chancellor role will report to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Advancement).
It is my view that these changes, which are relatively small, will greatly facilitate our rapidly expanding profile in Health and significantly improve our fundraising capacity and linkages with our extended Alumni throughout the world.
Professor Kerry O. Cox