Leading academic manager appointed

gill-troupFlinders University has attracted a leading academic manager from Scotland to play a key role in the University’s strategic and operational planning, Flinders’ Vice-Chancellor, Professor Michael Barber, has announced.

Professor Barber said Ms Gill Troup (pictured), who has been Deputy Principal (Strategy and Performance) at University of the West of Scotland for the past four years, has been appointed Vice-President (Strategy and Planning) at Flinders University.

“I am delighted that we have attracted a candidate of Gill Troup’s standing and experience to this important leadership position,” Professor Barber said.

“In this role, Ms Troup will provide expert analysis and advice to the University and make a valuable contribution to the management and strategic direction of the University’s planning and institutional performance, governance and policy development, and government relations,” he said.

“Ms Troup’s experience as a university senior executive and policy adviser ensures that she will be well placed to make a significant contribution during a period of change and challenge ahead for the higher education sector.

“I look forward to welcoming Ms Troup to Flinders when she takes up this position in May.”

Ms Troup said “Flinders is a University with a great past and an exciting future so I am pleased to be joining it at this important time”.

“I look forward to working with colleagues to take forward our priorities and hope that my experience of higher education policy and practice in the UK and Europe will make a positive contribution,” Ms Troup said.

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