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The University of Otago has appointed a new Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), who will start in the role next year.

Professor Stuart Brock image
Professor Stuart Brock.

Professor Stuart Brock is the current Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington and will start at Otago on 15 January 2024.

He is excited to make the move south and join the University.

“I have so many friends there already and I'm looking forward to making more,” Professor Brock says.

“It is such an honour to become part of a university with such a well-deserved reputation academically."

Professor Brock has had a long history with Victoria University. After gaining his PhD in Philosophy from Princeton University in 2002, he joined Victoria as a lecturer later that year.

During more than 20 years at the University, he held a range of management and leadership roles, including Philosophy Programme Director, Associate Dean of various different portfolios, and Vice-Provost (Academic).

A member of Victoria’s Senior Leadership Team for the past four years, Professor Brock has been involved in leading strategy and policy relating to teaching, learning and student experience.

Acting Vice-Chancellor Professor Helen Nicholson is pleased to welcome someone with his knowledge and experience to Otago.

“Professor Brock has an extensive background in tertiary education and I’m certain our university will benefit greatly from his expertise. We look forward to him joining us next year.”

Prior to taking up the Acting Vice-Chancellor role, Professor Nicholson was the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic).

“I would like to thank Professor Phil Bremer who has kindly agreed to continue as the Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) until the end of the year.”

For more information please contact:

Jessica Wilson
Adviser Media Engagement
University of Otago
Mob +64 21 279 5016

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