No word on who will succeed Spence

Hard though it will be, time is getting tight to replace Uni Sydney’s VC

Michael Spence announced his resignation in February saying he would be out in December (CMM February 20). He will have to be, he starts at UCL (University College London as was) in January. But while Dr Spence gave the university a bunch of time to hire a successor, eight months on there is not dickey-bird on who that will be. “The search for our new VC is ongoing and we hope to have an update this year,” a university representative tells CMM.

With Dr Spence approaching his exit the university is looking light-on for leadership. Provost Barbara Messerle left last month and has not been replaced, the VC is acting. (CMM August 20).