Update on Chancellorship

Tuesday, 22 June 2021

The University of Newcastle announced today that Mr Paul Jeans has been reappointed as Chancellor, following the decision of the Hon. Mark Vaile not to proceed with his appointment.

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This decision was made by the members of the University Council at a meeting today.

Commenting on his reappointment, Mr Jeans said, “I am committed to leading the University of Newcastle to ensure continuity and to maintain the strong momentum in the execution of our strategic plan 'Looking Ahead'. I look forward to working with our communities, in particular our staff and students, to take our University forward.”


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