Reflections on 2010

December 21, 2010

As 2010 draws to a close, it is time to reflect on the past 12 months.

It’s not been an easy year for the university sector. We’ve been confronted with many challenges, from continuing Government reform to changes in the dynamics around international student recruitment.

I’m proud to say that Murdoch has successfully met those challenges and achieved much in 2010. Murdoch University will finish the year with record student enrolments and a healthy financial surplus.

I intend to retire from academia in 2011, so a new Senior Leadership structure will be in place at Murdoch from the beginning of next year to ensure a smooth transition. I have no doubt that they will take Murdoch forward confidently in 2011. I will be leaving the University in safe hands.

Until the end of March 2011, I will invest time in managing several key projects and working with our main external stakeholders and benefactors to ensure Murdoch continues to thrive.

I wish you and your family a safe and happy festive season and a prosperous new year.

Professor John Yovich AM

Vice Chancellor

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