Iain Martin will be the next vice chancellor of Deakin University. He will succeed Jane den Hollander in May. Professor Martin was DVC A at UNSW, before he moved to become vice chancellor of Anglia Ruskin University in 2016.
Professor Martin is widely considered a safe pair of hands. Back in 2015 he acted decisively during a media-panic over student plagiarism – saying anybody at UNSW discovered was in strife. Four months later an inquiry discovered 23 proven cases. Some 22 students were retrospectively given failing grades and/or were suspended. One graduate had their degree revoked.
VCs who commit and deliver on process, however embarrassing for an institution, are low stuff-up risks.