David Lloyd will continue as University of South Australia vice chancellor until 2025. Professor Lloyd accepted an extension of his contract in 2015, which then ran to 2022. He moved to UniSA in 2013. Announcing the 2015 renewal, then university chancellor Ian Gould said Professor Lloyd had bought, “a bold new vision and vigour to the university,” in a “period of significant external higher education policy uncertainty.” Presumably the same praise applies even more now, given the run of funding increased that applied then is over.
The new extension is surely also an endorsement of Professor Lloyd’s management of merger discussions last year with the University of Adelaide, which did not proceed. While there was commentary at the other end of North Terrace on the case for the deal and why it was not done Professor Lloyd kept quiet.