Southern Cross University Vice Chancellor Prof Peter Lee pictured during the university's 2012 graduation ceremony.
Southern Cross University Vice Chancellor Prof Peter Lee pictured during the university's 2012 graduation ceremony. Mireille Merlet-Shaw

SCU boss to stay on

SOUTHERN Cross University has extended the contract of its Vice Chancellor, Professor Peter Lee, until at least 2017.

The Southern Cross University Council voted unanimously at its meeting on Friday, February 15, to extend Professor Lee's contract to continue as Vice Chancellor until late 2017. 

In a statement, Southern Cross University Chancellor John Dowd said Professor Lee's performance as Vice Chancellor had been outstanding.

"His impact in carrying out the University's mission is greatly appreciated by the University Council. Council is very pleased that Peter will continue to lead Southern Cross University through to 2017," he said.

Prof Lee has been Vice Chancellor at SCU in 2009.

A professional engineer, he has held leadership positions at the University of South Australia, where he was the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Academic), The University of Queensland, Murdoch University and Curtin University of Technology.

Prof Lee said in the statement he was delighted to accept a further extension of his contract.

"Southern Cross University has had some outstanding achievements and continues to enhance its research and teaching activities, providing new opportunities for students across our region and beyond," Prof Lee said.

"We have recently been granted $28 million for a new Science and Engineering Precinct and Learning Centre at our Lismore campus and I am pleased to have the opportunity to see this project through to completion.

"We are also continuing with our expansion at the Gold Coast. I look forward to continuing to work with Council and our staff to further build on our achievements."



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