Professor Richard Higgott has resigned as Murdoch University Vice-Chancellor and has announced his retirement from academic administration.
Murdoch Chancellor Mr David Flanagan said the Senate had accepted Professor Higgott’s resignation and thanked him for the contribution he had made to the University.
“Professor Higgott’s vision and leadership in refocussing Murdoch into a globally recognised research-led university is a legacy for which he will be justifiably recognised,” Mr Flanagan said.
Professor Higgott said it had been an honour to have served as Murdoch’s Vice-Chancellor and that he was looking forward to pursuing broader interests of both an academic and non-academic nature.
“It is the right time for me to retire,” Professor Higgott said. “At 65 I have other activities I wish to pursue, including a large writing programme.”
Professor Higgott said he had enjoyed working with a committed and talented leadership team at Murdoch that was well placed to deliver the University’s vision.