Vice-Chancellor visits Southern Highlands Campus
Professor Patricia Davidson meets with staff, joins discussion on regional skills and training needs
University of Wollongong (UOW) Vice-Chancellor Professor Patricia M. Davidson will visit the University’s Southern Highlands Campus today (Tuesday 9 August) to meet staff and students, and to speak at a discussion on ‘Addressing Regional Skills and Training Needs in Health and Wellbeing’.
It will be Professor Davidson’s first visit to the Moss Vale campus since commencing as Vice-Chancellor last May, and she was looking forward to visiting.
“UOW’s regional campuses are incredibly important to the University and to the communities which we serve. The staff are tireless and hardworking, and do so much to make our campuses a vibrant, dynamic place for students from all walks of life,” Professor Davidson said.
Professor Davidson will be accompanied by senior UOW leaders including Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Health and Sustainable Futures) Professor David Currow, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Strategy and Planning) Professor Sean Brawley and the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health Senior Professor Eileen McLaughlin.
They will be welcomed to the campus by Southern Highlands Campus Manager Stephen Lowe, who will introduce them to staff and host a tour of the facilities.
Later they will be joined by health and wellbeing industry leaders and representatives from TAFE NSW for a discussion focused on ‘Addressing Regional Skills and Training Needs in Health and Wellbeing’.
Professor Davidson is a global leader in nursing, health care and advocacy. Before joining UOW as Vice-Chancellor in May 2021 she was Dean of Johns Hopkins School of Nursing in Baltimore in the United States.
In 2021 she was the recipient of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health Distinguished Leader Award in recognition of her exceptional contributions to the advancement of health worldwide.
UOW Southern Highlands is part of the University of Wollongong multi-campus regional network, providing access to a world-class university education to the local community. The University also has campuses at Bega, Batemans Bay and the Shoalhaven.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Patricia Davidson and other senior UOW leaders met with health and wellbeing industry and TAFE NSW leaders TAFE NSW for a discussion on Regional Skills and Training Needs in Health and Wellbeing.