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Campus News : July 2011
UOW campus news campus news Campus News is produced for community, industry, government and other educational institutions as well as staff, students and graduates of the University of Wollongong. It provides an overview of University news and achievements on a quarterly basis. Submissions for publication can be made to the Media Unit. Phone (02) 4221 5942 or email email@example.com PRINT POST APPROVED : PP255003/00173 www.uow.edu.au University of Wollongong Campus News July 2011 1 Next Vice-Chancellor to build on strengths Vice-Chancellor Professor Gerard Sutton (right) welcomes UOW's next Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Wellings to the campus during a visit in July to meet staff. Professor Wellings will take up the post in January. Sutton welcomes successor The University of Wollongong's next Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Wellings says he is committed to building on the University's strong research base while maintaining its focus on teaching quality. Professor Wellings, who will become UOW's fourth Vice-Chancellor on January 1, 2012, visited Wollongong in July to meet current Vice-Chancellor Professor Gerard Sutton, the executive team and senior staff, and attend the University's annual planning conference. Chancellor Jillian Broadbent announced UK-born Professor Wellings' appointment in April. He is currently Vice-Chancellor at Lancaster University in northern England, a position he has held since 2002. Prior to that he spent 21 years in Australia at the CSIRO, joining in 1981 as a research ecologist and rising to Deputy Chief Executive Officer. Ms Broadbent, who headed the selection committee that chose Professor Wellings, said his strong research credentials both with the CSIRO and the way he Issue 2 Volume 14 July 2011 Susie's a media star Page 7 Gareth makes Liberal history Page 8 Ryan's focus on community Page 8 Living Dangerously Page 9 Staying connected Page 11 Alumni Edition Special Alumni feature starts on Page 7 developed Lancaster into a leading research institution in the United Kingdom played a key role in his appointment. Ms Broadbent believes Professor Wellings will continue to build UOW's reputation and performance, while maintaining its long-standing focus on regional development. "We are absolutely delighted to have secured Professor Wellings as our next Vice-Chancellor. He is an experienced Vice-Chancellor with an exceptional track record and a deep understanding of policies influencing research and higher education globally," Ms Broadbent said. "Paul was attracted to UOW because he believes we are a university on the rise, not one that is content to stand still. And having led a regional university in the UK, he is well aware of the contribution a university can make to regional development." Professor Wellings will join UOW in December, so that Continued on page 3.