Thursday, December 06, 2007

New pro vice-chancellor

Professor Robin Pollard is the new pro vice-chancellor and president (Malaysia) of the Monash University campus in Bandar Sunway.

He takes over from Prof Merilyn Liddell.

Professor Robin Pollard, was previously the deputy vice-chancellor and professor of the University of New England, Australia.

He was also foundation professor and head of school at the campus from 1998 to 2000.

Prof Pollard background is in condensed matter physics, but he has also held academic positions in information technology, marketing and chemistry.

He has worked in New Zealand, Canada, the United States and Britain.

Monash University's campus in Bandar Sunway is one of eight it operates in three countries.

The university celebrates its 50th anniversary next year.

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