Murdoch appoints Interim Vice Chancellor December 10, 2010 Murdoch University’s governing body, the Senate, has announced the appointment of an interim Vice Chancellor following the retirement of its current Vice Chancellor, Professor John Yovich. Professor Yovich is retiring from academia in March 2011 after 22 years at Murdoch, nearly nine of them as Vice Chancellor. Professor Gary Martin, currently Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor, will take on the role of Vice Chancellor while a new Vice Chancellor is being recruited. Professor Martin has had eight years’ experience in senior executive roles at Murdoch University. He is currently Chair of Perth Education City, and Chair of the Innovative Research Universities International Group. Professor Martin said that he would assume the role of Vice Chancellor in April and would work closely with Professor Yovich over the next few months to facilitate a smooth handover. “Having been at Murdoch for close to 20 years I am very pleased to accept the appointment of Vice Chancellor while the selection of a new Vice Chancellor is underway,” he said. Murdoch Chancellor Terry Budge said: “We are delighted that Professor Martin has accepted the position. “Professor Yovich has been an outstanding academic and innovative leader who has contributed greatly to the success of Murdoch University. Professor Martin’s leadership will ensure that Murdoch continues to thrive while the search for the University’s next Vice Chancellor progresses.” Mr Budge said that plans for the recruitment of Murdoch’s new Vice Chancellor were well in hand. The position is expected to be advertised early in the new year. Print This Post Media contact: Jo Manning Tel: (08) 9360 2474 | Mobile: 0408 201 309 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Categories: General Tags: gary martin, john yovich, vice chancellor Leave a comment Name (required) Mail (will not be published) (required) Website You can use these tags : <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> We read every comment and will make every effort to approve each new comment within one working day. To ensure speedy posting, please keep your comments relevant to the topic of discussion, free of inappropriate language and in-line with the editorial integrity of this newsroom. If not, your comments may not be published. Thanks for commenting!