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TEC appointment welcomed

Media release
2 May 2008

TEC appointment welcomed

The University of Auckland has warmly welcomed the appointment of Professor Roy Sharp as the new Chief Executive of the Tertiary Education Commission.

“This is excellent news for the universities and the wider tertiary sector,” the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Stuart McCutcheon, said today. “Roy Sharp has had top-level managerial experience at three universities: Canterbury where he is currently Vice-Chancellor as well as at Auckland and Victoria.”

As head of the TEC, Professor Sharp would have some major issues to address, Professor McCutcheon said. “Governments have consistently under-funded universities to the point where they are now $230 million per annum worse off in real terms than 15 years ago.

“Roy Sharp understands the level of investment needed to harness our universities and the wider tertiary sector to make their absolutely essential contribution to New Zealand’s economic and social development.”


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