Why Lemm left: inquiring Deakin minds want to know

Late Monday Deakin U VC Iain Martin told staff in the arts and education faculty that they were short a boss, that executive dean Vanessa Lemm had left the university, “effective today” (CMM August 16)

But that wasn’t that.

The campus branch of the National Tertiary Education Union is calling on the VC to meet with faculty staff to “to make an account of the relevant issues and decisions relating to Professor Lemm leaving.”

“The unexpected decision regarding Professor Lemm occurs against a backdrop of leadership-induced chaos at Deakin,” the union states.