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Bernie Goldie
30/11/2012

V-C announces new Executive Dean appointments

The University of Wollongong’s University Council passed two milestone proposals at its October meeting – its 2013-18 Strategic Plan and the Faculty Restructure Plan.

Council approved a new faculty structure to take the strategic agenda forward, with the existing nine faculties and Graduate Schools of Medicine and Business being absorbed into five larger entities.  The existing faculties will continue to operate during the start of 2013 with a transition to the new faculties taking place before 1 August 2013.  

The five new faculties that will take shape from 2013, and their leadership, as announced yesterday by the Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Wellings, are:

    • FACULTY OF BUSINESS: Executive Dean: Professor John Glynn

    • FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND INFORMATION SCIENCES: Executive Dean: Professor Chris Cook 

    • FACULTY OF LAW, HUMANITIES AND THE ARTS: Executive Dean:  Professor Amanda Lawson 

    • FACULTY OF SCIENCE, MEDICINE AND HEALTH: Executive Dean:  Professor Don Iverson

    • FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES: Executive Dean:  Mr John Steele

The Executive Deans of the new faculties will report to Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor John Patterson. 

The Strategic Plan for 2013-18 sets a target for the University to reach a position in the top one per cent of world universities. It is currently ranked in the top two per cent.

UOW Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Wellings, CBE, said a place in the top one per cent of universities will advance UOW’s capacity to attract highly qualified staff and students.

“This will, in turn, bring the recognition, skills and partnerships to enrich further the quality and impact of our research and teaching,” Professor Wellings said.

“Moreover, it will boost our capacity to open up opportunities for student access and contribute to regional developments.” 

Professor Wellings said among the challenges facing the University over the next five years was the need to refocus and reinvigorate the academic profile, deliver and grow UOW’s off-shore international program and to build and leverage partnerships for mutual benefit – including a lifelong engagement with the University’s alumni. 

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  • Executive Dean of Business Professor John Glynn

  • Professor Chris Cook . . . Executive Dean of Engineering and Information Sciences

  • Professor Amanda Lawson . . . Executive Dean of Law, Humanities and the Arts

  • Professor Don Iverson . . . Executive Dean of Science, Medicine and Health

  • Mr John Steele . . . Executive Dean of Social Sciences