Message from the Chancellor: Dr Michael Spence reappointed

19 September 2012

I am very pleased to announce the decision of the University of Sydney's Senate to offer Dr Michael Spence another five-year appointment as the Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Sydney. His second term will commence on 1 July 2013.

I am delighted that the University has secured the services of Dr Spence for a further period. He has made a significant contribution to the University and even in a time of fiscal challenge has brought about major improvements, successfully leading our new strategic direction and collaboratively driving change for the better in many areas.

He has personally guided and supported the development and implementation of an Indigenous education strategy and the social inclusion policy, the launch of a new MBA in the Business School, and brought in record levels of philanthropy for an Australian university.

Under his leadership, the University is increasingly dynamic and repositioned to be a key player in Australian life, proceeding to an even brighter future.

The full announcement is available on the University's website. 

Yours sincerely

Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO