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28 December 2019 Posted by 

Peter Shergold to continue as WSU Chancellor until 2022

PROFESSOR Peter Shergold AC will continue as the Western Sydney Universaity Chancellor until December 31, 2022.

At their December 2019 meeting, the University’s Board of Trustees unanimously resolved to appoint Professor Shergold as Chancellor for a further two-year term, from January 1, 2021.
 
Professor Shergold was appointed Chancellor of Western Sydney University in 2011, continuing a distinguished academic and public service career that spans more than three decades, including serving as Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet from 2003–2008.
 
Western Sydney University’s Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Barney Glover AO, welcomed the Chancellor’s re-appointment and acknowledged Professor Shergold’s significant contribution to Australian public life, in particular, his strong advocacy for social inclusion and the power of education to open up opportunities for all.
 
"Professor Shergold has been an outstanding Chancellor for Western Sydney University, helping steer the University through a transformative period of its growth and development. His exemplary leadership of the Board of Trustees over the last eight years has set the strategic direction of the University and placed it in an incredibly strong position to respond to both current and future challenges,” said Professor Glover.
 
“The University community is delighted to have him continue as Chancellor. His leadership and clear vision will undoubtedly affirm the University’s position as an anchor institution for Western Sydney, and ensure it continues to be a catalyst for the region’s economic advancement and social prosperity and a leading advocate for its communities.”
 
In addition to his role as Chancellor at Western Sydney University, Professor Shergold holds numerous positions including serving as the NSW Coordinator-General of Refugee Resettlement.
 
He is currently leading the Education Council’s Review of Senior Secondary Pathways and has recently been appointed as Chair of the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA).
 
Professor Shergold has authored numerous reports and led important reviews for both government and industry, and is a non-executive director, Chair and member of corporate and non-profit boards.


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