QUT passes on a new provost

QUT’ last provost, Nic Smith is moving to Victoria U of Wellington to be VC – he won’t be replaced

VC Margaret Sheil says the provost position will end and the portfolio broken up, “to maintain momentum for the next phase of QUT’s strategy.” Changes include

* DVC R Christopher Barner-Kowolik takes on all provost position responsibilities for academic staff. Faculty executive deans will report to him. He keeps research and becomes senior DVC.

* Robina Xavier becomes DVC Academic, adding the Academic division to her Education portfolio.

A bunch of people have title changes, including Angela Barney-Leitch, now PVC Indigenous-Strategy who becomes DVC Indigenous Australians.