Professor Ross Chambers and Professor David Battersby have been appointed as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration) respectively.
The appointments will form a key part of the University’s new Senior Executive Group.
Professor Chambers as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) brings to the portfolio extensive experience as a senior academic. He has been Dean of the University’s Faculty of Arts since 1992 and has played a lead role in bringing new professions such as policing into higher education.
Professor Battersby as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration) previously held the position of CSU Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Dean, Faculty of Health Studies and Head of the Albury-Wodonga Campus, he has a strong background in university management and leadership.
CSU Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ian Goulter, congratulated both staff saying their appointment to these key management positions will further strengthen the University as it moves forward in an environment that is undergoing significant change.
“The University has evolved considerably in recent years, it now has nearly 40 000 students; 5 500 off-shore, 24 000 studying by distance education, and 9 200 students studying on campus. CSU is now a University that is clearly defined by the quality of its educational experience and the new executive team will bring to this a strong and dynamic leadership,” Professor Goulter said.
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) will be responsible for the academic development of the University, including distance education and related student activities. The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration) will be responsible for the delivery of an integrated and efficient University administration, including the physical and technological development of the University.
Both positions take effect from July 2002.