What is a Vice Chancellor?
The best way to describe the role would be similar to a CEO. According to Jeff Field UC Registrar, The Vice-Chancellor is the employer of all staff and is responsible for all aspects of management of the University. A Vice-Chancellor is in charge of reporting directly to the University Council, and the Chancellor.
Typically, the Vice-Chancellor would attend ceremonial procedures such as graduation. They often offer leadership, academic assistance, and ensure the financial base, aims and objectives of the university are carried out effectively. The role requires Dr Rod Carr to be on call at all times, except when on annual leave.
His work within the community is prominent, particularly post-earthquakes with “building remediation and transformation which saw the University for a considerable period spending $2 million a week across more than 12 building sites, and substantially advancing a $1.2 billion Capital Works programme,” said Field.
Due to the major damage to UC buildings, a huge marketing campaign was put in place to bring back enrolment numbers, which had plummeted after the quakes; the campaign resulted in near pre-earthquake numbers in 2016, that met agreed Government targets.