Deakin University has promoted Julie Owens before she has started work there.
Back in August Deakin U announced Professor Owens was joining as Associate DVC R, moving from Uni Adelaide where she was PVC research strategy (CMM August 31). But yesterday Deakin VC Jane den Hollander told staff that “following a national search and subsequent interview process” when Professor Owens starts work on December 3 it will be as DVC R.
Professor den Hollander did not mention current DVC R Joe Graffam, who is said to be on leave and overseas. A further announcement is expected when he returns to the university.