RUN congratulates chair Jan Thomas on her appointment as vice-chancellor of Massey University

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The Regional Universities Network (RUN) congratulates the network Chair and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Southern Queensland, Professor Jan Thomas, on her appointment as Vice-Chancellor of Massey University in New Zealand.


RUN’s Executive Director, Dr Caroline Perkins, thanked Professor Thomas for her service to the network since her appointment as Chair in September 2015.


“Professor Thomas has been a very effective spokesperson for RUN. She is an articulate advocate for regional universities and their importance to their communities and the nation. She has a strong personal commitment to equity in access to higher education.


“While she will be missed, we are very pleased that she will have a new opportunity to serve another regional university – this time in New Zealand,” Dr Perkins said.


“RUN wishes Professor Thomas all the best in her future role which she will commence in early 2017.”


Contact: Dr Caroline Perkins
Executive Director, Regional Universities Network, 0408 482 736


Find out more about the Regional Universities Network at www.run.edu.au Follow us on: Twitter: @RegUniNet Facebook: www.facebook.com/RegionalUniversitiesNetwork


Issued by: Diana Streak, RUN Media Adviser, 0422 536 064

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