Professor supports uni boss' financial investment decisions
ROCKHAMPTON professor Peter Reaburn is certain CQUniversity's short-term pain will result in long-term gain.
Dr Reaburn, an associate professor and professional development officer at CQU, spoke out yesterday following claims the university was a "toxic and chaotic" environment.
Dr Reaburn said while he understood some people were concerned about the future of CQU, he saw no signs of a toxic environment.
"I have no doubt that there would be some disgruntled staff," Dr Reaburn said.
"Over the past 12 to 24 months the university has made tremendous financial investments in new buildings, equipment and staff and while that comes with short-term pain, it will have long-term gain."
Following criticism about CQU Vice-Chancellor Scott Bowman's financial investments, Dr Reaburn said he believed Mr Bowman was providing a better future for the university.
"I've been at the university for 16 years and have seen four vice-chancellors come through and as in all large corporations, there has been rises and falls," Dr Reaburn said.
"Scott Bowman is the most open and transparent vice-chancellor that I have had the pleasure of working with and I've seen him as far more engaging that any other past vice-chancellor.
"Change is inevitable and I have found my day-to-day work of teaching and researching has not been affected by these changes at all."