Barney Glover to exit Vice-Chancellor role at WSU

Barney Glover in 2014 soon after becoming Vice-Chancellor.
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Barney Glover has announced he will not seek reappointment as Vice-Chancellor of Western Sydney University when his term ends in 2024 after more than a decade at the institution.

Professor Glover commenced as the University’s fourth Vice-Chancellor in January 2014.

“Professor Glover has been a fierce and effective advocate for western Sydney,” said Western Sydney University Chancellor, Professor Jennifer Westacott.

“This advocacy is backed by a bold and transformative infrastructure program. Through Western Growth, our Vice-Chancellor has shaped city centres across western Sydney and enlivened new economic futures for the people of the region.”

Professor Glover said it continues to be an honour to lead Western Sydney University.

“I am proud of the things we have done together for this University and western Sydney. We have become a more engaged and ambitious institution, both for ourselves and for our communities,” he said.

“Our research reputation, orientation to the community, investment in our people and place, and our abiding focus on students, have guided us through the challenges of the past decade.”

Professor Westacott commended Professor Glover for creating a strong foundation for the University’s future success, growth and innovation.

“Professor Glover’s positive impact on this institution, and the tertiary sector, is impossible to quantify – and ongoing,” she said.

“There will be time to celebrate his substantial legacy across a decade of service, including the rapid rise of western Sydney’s tertiary attainment and economic prosperity, and the University’s remarkable ranking of number one in the world for its social, economic and environmental impact in the Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings for the second consecutive year.

“For now, the University’s ambitious transformation and international campus programs, in addition to navigating the implementation of the Accord, will require and benefit from the experience and leadership of our Vice-Chancellor.”

Barney Glover, Karen McKeown, Melissa McIntosh and Andrew
Leclerc officially opening Caddens Corner, a WSU project, in 2020. Photo: Megan Dunn.

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