Outgoing CQU VC Scott Bowman signed off Friday, “this is my last tweet as VC. As of Monday our new VC Professor Nick Klomp will keep you updated on this account. Thank you for your support over the past decade!”
Bowman will be missed, not least by those who watched him work to improve the university’s finances, by those who admired, or at least acknowledged, his capacity to make difficult decisions and by everybody who recognised the sense of his strategy to broaden the university’s base. When he arrived CQU needed to expand what it taught and where or it faced stagnation and a regional relevance, at best. Under Bowman CQU grew.