National Conference on Reconciliation, Multiculturalism,Immigration and Human Rights

Professor Tony Blake, Vice Chancellor , University of Technology, Sydney


Professor Tony Blake - UTS Vice-Chancellor since 1996 - has been reappointed to the position for another five year term.

Announcing the decision, the Chancellor Sir Gerard Brennan said Professor Blake had provided leadership, direction and stability to the University during a particularly challenging and difficult time, and he was now set to continue that role into the 21st Century.

"Professor Blake's present term does not expire until March 2001 but the University was anxious to secure his valued service for the long term. As a result the University's governing body agreed unanimously to renew his appointment until 2006," Sir Gerard said.

Sir Gerard said that with reduced funding from the Federal Government and increased pressures on the tertiary education sector, Professor Blake's sound leadership would be critical to the future of UTS.

"Professor Blake has earned the confidence of all sections of the University, through his integrity, his vision for the University, his experience and wisdom, and his insistence on transparent decision making."

Information courtesy of UTS website

University of Technology, Sydney, 1-2 December 2000

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