Charles Sturt University Interim Board of Governors

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Charles Sturt University Interim Board of Governors

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19/07/1989 - 15/08/1990

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The first meeting of the Interim Board of Governors was held on 19 July 1989, the same day that the Charles Sturt University Act, 1989 (Act No.76, 1989) was proclaimed. (1) The Interim Board of Governors was the governing body of the newly established Charles Sturt University, and as such, controlled the initial development and direction of the University.

The Charles Sturt University Interim Board of Governors was charged with the responsibility of establishing all necessary by-laws and taking all steps to ensure that the Board of Governors proper could be constituted within twelve months. (2) Other priority tasks included the appointment of a Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor (the latter of which was appointed in May 1990), the difficult decision of where to set up the Chancellery, the establishment of an Academic Senate and other committees including an overall academic structure, the establishment of conditions of employment, procurement of a University seal, the creation of a corporate image for the University, and the delegation of functions to members of the Board, to committees and officers of the University. (3)

In June 1989, the Minister for Education and Youth Affairs, Dr Terry Metherell, appointed the initial fifteen members to the Interim Board of Governors. This number was then supplemented by the three Chief Executive Officers of the three campuses of the University - Mitchell (Bathurst), Riverina (Wagga Wagga) and Murray (Albury-Wodonga). (4)

The substantive Board of Governors was appointed in October 1990, at which time the Interim Board of Governors was disbanded, its last meeting being convened on 15 August 1990. (5)

Endnotes

  1. Charles Sturt University Act 1989 (Act No.76, 1989), Schedule 4 cl. 25, commencement proclamation NSW Government Gazette No.83, 14 July 1989, p.4202; Inaugural Meeting of the Interim Board of Governors, 19 July 1989, Agenda p.1.
  2. Order of Proceedings for Ceremony to mark the Inaugural Meeting of the Interim Board of Governors, 19 July 1989.
  3. Inaugural Meeting of the Interim Board of Governors, 19 July 1989, Agenda pp.81-82.
  4. CSU Annual Report 1990, p.8.
  5. Ibid., p.8.

Agency History compiled by Wayne Doubleday (2004).

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Authority Record created 18 August 2020. J Kohlhagen.

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