Senior appointment at University of Queensland: Rongyu Li is acting DVC external engagement at the University of Queensland, taking over on March 12. He was previously PVC Future Students in that portfolio.
Fowler to leave NCVER: Craig Fowler will step down as CEO of the estimable National Centre for Vocational Education Research “in the next few months.” Dr Fowler says he wants “to create new opportunities in which I can express on my experience for the remaining part of my working life,” as well as making “more space and time for family commitments.” NCVER’s board accepted his decision, “with regret.” Dr Fowler joined the NCVER from the SA government in September 2014. He replaced Rod Camm, who moved to the Australian Council for Private Education and Training.
Long to Launceston: Jane Long is the new University of Tasmania provost. Professor Long was senior DVC at La Trobe U, before resigning in February 2017 (CMM December 1 2016). Professor Long, “is very familiar with regionally dispersed, multi-campus universities that simultaneously pursue an agenda of excellence in teaching and research, and build social equity through increased rates of participation. She has an appreciation of the deep community engagement that is critical for the university,” UTas announced yesterday. Professor Long will be based in Launceston and starts in June.