A new campus for USC – a big achievement for Greg Hill

It’s the first ever O-week for Uni Sunshine Coast’s new Moreton Bay campus

That the campus exists at all is a tribute to Vice Chancellor Greg Hill’s political skill, not to say persistence. Back in 2015 he and the local council agreed the campus was needed to meet demographic demand and since then he has made persuasive cases with successive ministers.

First, he convinced the feds to fund infrastructure and in 2018 he pointed out that buildings were no good if the freeze on undergraduate growth places applied, and lo 1200 Commonwealth Supported Placess were promised – which are now delivered.

And it wasn’t just Moreton Bay where Professor Hill went the full oliver, he also asked for more at other USC campuses.

Professor Hill is retiring this year, which should relieve Treasury officials.