Peter Rathjen makes CityMag’s top 20 influential Adelaidians, despite only being VC of the University of Adelaide for seven-months or so (that’s ten minutes SA establishment time). He’s on the list because of the now being discussed merger of his uni with the University of South Australia. Apparently, Professor Rathjen “has the power” to make it a good or bad thing.
He’s certainly a parselmouth, Professor Rathjen. When he was VC of the University of Tasmania, reptiles of the press just loved him (CMM August 25 2017). And within weeks of arriving in Adelaide, The Advertiser was editorialising that he is dynamic CMM April 6)