University of Newcastle Vice-Chancellor and President reappointed

The University of Newcastle’s Chancellor, Mr Paul Jeans, is pleased to announce that the Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Caroline McMillen, has been reappointed until October 2019.

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Caroline McMillen (Photo: UON)
The UON Chancellor said the reappointment was an important step in continuing the momentum built in recent years under Professor McMillen’s leadership.

“Caroline’s vision and determination has seen the University’s identity grow as a world-class institution and has firmly marked UON as a leader in equity, indigenous education, regional transformation and global research,” said Mr Jeans.

“With a degree of uncertainty facing the Higher Education sector, it is important for the university to continue to build on the strong foundation of the last 50 years, while driving a bold and inspiring future for our regions and beyond.”

“We have a strong decadal strategic plan, New Futures, and under Caroline’s leadership and guidance, our focus is on delivering the outcomes to ensure the long term success and sustainability of the University of Newcastle.”

“The University of Newcastle will continue its commitment to equity, great teaching and learning, to produce work-ready graduates, innovators and entrepreneurs, together with leading edge research and innovation which will enhance the economic and social well-being of the communities we serve. We will also continue to expand our international outreach in both education and research.”

The University of Newcastle’s Vice-Chancellor and President said she was proud to have led one of the country’s top-ranked research-intensive universities and was committed to realising the university’s 2025 vision.

“We have a clearly defined vision which builds on our remarkable DNA and on our role as a global leader. UON is distinguished by our commitment to equity and excellence and the creation of a better future for our regions through world-class innovation and impact,” said Professor McMillen.

“There are challenging times ahead and UON has a vital role to play in transforming the future of our regions, Australia and the world.”


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