Increased commitment to building resilient people, flourishing communities and sustainable environments is behind two high profile appointments to Charles Sturt University.
Former Deputy Leader of the Nationals and Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash and former Chief Program Officer at the Australian Research Council, Associate Professor Laura Dan will take up new roles with the University in the Office of Deputy Vice-Chancellor, (Research, Development and Industry).
Ms Nash is taking up the role of Strategic Adviser, Regional Development and Associate Professor Laura Dan is taking up the role of Director, Knowledge Exchange and Engagement.
These two new roles are a significant investment by the University, advancing development in our regions and increasing opportunities for engagement with key stakeholders to drive growth and prosperity in rural and regional Australia.
Today’s announcement builds on Charles Sturt University’s long history of promoting the economic, social and environmental development of the cities and towns across our footprint.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research, Development and Industry) Professor Mary Kelly said the roles will explore partnerships across all areas of the University including teaching, research, professional, geographical and political.
“The development of high impact programs that deliver lasting outcomes to drive positive and bold change in our communities, is a high priority for the University.
“This will increase our capacity to work with our rich and talented communities in delivering lasting impact in our regions,” said Professor Kelly.