More of the same at Uni New England

Acting VC Simon Evans says the existing strategy stays

Professor Evans was appointed last Friday, replacing Brigid Heywood who is facing assault charges and had resigned. But while Professor Heywoood is gone her strategy says. “Council has also signalled its commitment to maintaining the strategic direction of the university,” Professor Evans says.

Given Chancellor James Harris has made it plain the Heywood plan for organisational change and her ten year strategy for the university “will continue” (CMM August 8) Professor Evans did not have much choice. But this will deeply disappoint UNE staff unhappy with the impact of admin changes and staff departures under the old regime and who hoped that as a newcomer (he arrived in January) Professor Evans would not be bound (also CMM August 8).