What will it mean for Warrnambool
Iain Martin starts today as Deakin U VC, replacing Jane den Hollander. Professor Martin returns to Australia from serving as VC of Anglia Ruskin U in the UK. He was previously DVC A at UNSW, from 2012-16.
Professor Martin will meet with Burwood campus staff Wednesday and Waterfront and Waurn Ponds people, Thursday.
On July 11 Professor Martin will visit the Warrnambool campus . Under Professor den Hollander the university hoped to offload Warrnambool, but when there were no takers Professor den Hollander committed to keeping it open. The feds helped before the 2016 election by kicking in $7m for 2017 and the same again for ‘18 (then backbencher Dan Tehan is the local member).
Now there is a new VC and Mr Tehan, who is very keen on HE opportunities for regional students is minister.