Executive Dean February update

Picture of a pier over water

Thank you Tim Hannan

After a four year term, Associate Professor Tim Hannan decided to not continue in the position of Head of School of Psychology. The Faculty thanks Tim for his leadership, dedication, and contributions as HOS over the last 4 years. Tim’s gentle, approachable, and good humoured approach to the role has been appreciated both within, and from without, the School, as has his wisdom and experience gained from his widely recognized contributions to Psychology nationally and internationally. Tim has agreed to be course director for the postgraduate professional programs, so will continue to play a leadership role within the School and Faculty.

Congratulations Rhonda Shaw

Congratulations to Associate Professor Rhonda Shaw. Rhonda has been appointed Head of School, School of Psychology, initially for a period of 12 months. Rhonda brings to this position extensive experience of leadership experience at CSU, including being the first Course Director appointed to the Psychology courses, as well as more recently, Associate Head of School, School of Psychology. Rhonda has been appointed to this position following a competitive process, which was advertised externally. Rhonda will be the first HOS appointed at Port Macquarie. Congratulations and good luck to Rhonda.

Maldive Police Service partnership with AGSPS

The Vice-Chancellors Leadership Team (VCLT) has approved the Australian Graduate School of Policing & Securities application to negotiate a formal agreement with the Maldives Police Service to deliver the Master of Leadership & Management (Policing & Security). Pending the execution of a formal agreement, the first intake would commence in Session 2, 2019 (201960).

Congratulations Professor David Widdowson

Professor David Widdowson (pictured right), Chief Executive Officer of the CSU Centre for Customs and Excise Studies in Canberra since 2013, was also made a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AM), ‘For significant service to higher education in the field of international trade and customs’.

Among his many national and international roles and awards, Professor Widdowson is a recipient of the Prime Minister’s Exporter of the Year Award for Education and Training, 2008.

He is founder and current President of the International Network of Customs Universities, as well a founder and current editor-in-chief of World Customs Journal. He is Managing Director, Asia-Pacific, Trusted Trade Alliance, and on behalf of the Centre for Customs and Excise Studies, recipient of the Education and Training Exporter of the Year, ACT Chief Minister’s Export Awards, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2008.