Uni Newcastle chancellor announces retirement, again

Paul Jeans says he will leave at year end

Mr Jeans previously announced his departure in 2021, naming former National Party deputy prime minister Mark Vaile his successor.

But Mr Vaile’s appointment was not well received by all at the university, what with his being chair of a large coal miner, and he quickly withdrew his acceptance (CMM June 11, 22, 2021).

At which point Mr Jeans announced he would stay on and that council would immediately meet to consider “the process for the appointment of a new chancellor.” That appears to have taken a while – the university advises recruiting for the next chancellor will now commence.