Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 


University of Waikato VC announces retirement

29 May, 2014

University of Waikato VC announces retirement

University of Waikato Vice-Chancellor Professor Roy Crawford will retire at the end of 2014, completing 10 years in the role.

Professor Crawford announced his retirement at the University’s Council meeting on 28 May. He is only the fourth Vice-Chancellor the University has had in its 50 years.

The University’s Chancellor, Rt Hon Jim Bolger, has paid tribute to Professor Crawford, saying he helped the University of Waikato consolidate and then shine on the world stage. “Under Professor Crawford’s leadership, we have seen our University move into the top 2% of universities around the world, including being named in the Top 50 of the young universities in the world, and in the Top 50 in terms of our international outlook.”

Mr Bolger says Professor Crawford has played a key role in focusing the University on an excellence agenda and delivering teaching and research outcomes that help address major issues facing the world today. “Throughout his tenure Professor Crawford has emphasised the importance of having excellent staff and providing them with world-class facilities so that they can compete successfully on the international stage.”

“As an organisation we celebrate our 50th anniversary this year. Professor Crawford should feel proud that he has moved us to a mature position – one on which a new Vice-Chancellor can continue to build.”

Mr Bolger says the University of Waikato Council will begin immediately the process to recruit a new Vice-Chancellor, but this search will not impact on the business of the University. “We have great staff here who work tirelessly to ensure the University delivers excellence in teaching and learning. That work will continue as we embark on the search for a new leader.”

Professor Crawford says he is proud to have led such an innovative and committed organisation. “It really has been an honour and a privilege. I am constantly amazed by the talent and expertise we have at the University of Waikato. It means we are able to make a difference – in the way we educate and encourage our students, in the research we conduct, and to the region and nation.”

"I am also indebted to the Chancellor and members of Council for their strong support throughout my time at the University."

Professor Crawford says leading an organisation with more than 12,000 students, nearly 2000 staff and that contributes nearly $1 billion to the national economy will be an attractive prospect for a new Vice-Chancellor.

Professor Crawford retires from the University of Waikato on 31 December 2014.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Māori Language Week: He Karanga Kia Kaha Ake Te Tīhau Ki Te Reo Māori

The Māori Language Commission wishes to see social media swamped with Māori language tweets and messages for Te Wiki o te Reo Māori using the hashtag #tekupu. More>>

ALSO:

Book Vote: Kiwis Prefer Young Adult & Classics

To compile their Top 100 List for 2014, Whitcoulls again asked New Zealanders to vote for their favourite books and authors. And while classic novels continue to appeal to Kiwi readers, 2014 marks a significant new trend – the increasing popularity of novels for young adults. More>>

ALSO:

Five NZ Cities: Bill Bailey Back To The Southern Hemisphere

The gap between how we imagine our lives to be and how they really are is the subject of Bill’s new show Limboland. With his trademark intelligence and sharp wit, he tells tales of finding himself in this halfway place. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Book Television Is Coming

Carole Beu of The Women’s Bookshop in Auckland, Graham Beattie of The Book Blog and producer Deb Faith of FaceTV have raised enough money via crowd funding at Boosted – just under $7,000 so far – for 12 episodes, which begin production in September, and will be on screen later that month. More>>

Electric Sheep: Light Nelson Exceeds All Expectations

Light Nelson exceeded all expectations drawing over 40,000 people over two nights to the Queens Gardens and surrounds. The event, with over 40 installations from local and national artists, is in its second year, and organisers were hoping they’d top last year’s crowd of 16,000. More>>

MacGyver: Richard Dean Anderson To Attend Armageddon This October

New Zealand’s biggest pulp-culture event, the Armageddon Expo is proud to announce the world’s most recognised DIY action hero will be attending the Auckland event at the ASB Showgrounds from October 24th to 27th. More>>

ALSO:

Barbershop Gold: Māori Party Singing Praises Of The Musical Island Boys

The Maori Party has congratulated four young men on a mission, who in 2002 took up barbershop singing at Tawa College, and tonight took out the Gold Medal in the 2014 International Barbershop Harmony Society competitions in Las Vegas. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news