Uni Hub Spencer Gulf seeks board members

EDUCATION: Port Augusta Council CEO John Banks, Uni Hub Spencer Gulf Manager Moira Coffey and Project Coordinator Reg Dennis, Port Augusta Mayor and Spencer Gulf Cities Chair Sam Johnson, Whyalla Mayor Lyn Breuer, Port Pirie Mayor John Rohde and Council CEO Peter Ackland, and Whyalla Council CEO Chris Cowley. PHOTO: provided.
EDUCATION: Port Augusta Council CEO John Banks, Uni Hub Spencer Gulf Manager Moira Coffey and Project Coordinator Reg Dennis, Port Augusta Mayor and Spencer Gulf Cities Chair Sam Johnson, Whyalla Mayor Lyn Breuer, Port Pirie Mayor John Rohde and Council CEO Peter Ackland, and Whyalla Council CEO Chris Cowley. PHOTO: provided.

Spencer Gulf Cities is calling on residents to apply for the inaugural board of ‘Uni Hub Spencer Gulf’, with the first centre in the region set to open early next year.

Individuals with expertise in governance, strategy, communications, higher education, business management, industry and community engagement, legal, risk or finance have been encouraged to apply for the board.

A $3.6 million Community Owned Tertiary Education Centre (COTEC) campus in the old library building on Ellen Street, Port Pirie was unveiled earlier this month.

The hub is set to open at the start of 2019, followed by a centre based in Port Augusta in 2020.

Port Augusta, Port Pirie and Whyalla’s Mayors and CEO’s recently met with the Uni Hub Project Team to discuss the progress of the university study centres.

Port Augusta Mayor and Spencer Gulf Cities Chair Sam Johnson revealed the project has entered the operational phase.

“Well over 120 expressions of interest have been received from potential students across several courses with arrangements for delivery by university partners for delivery currently being finalised,” Mayor Johnson said.

“As a result, we are now calling for nominations for inaugural members to the new board of Uni Hub Spencer Gulf.

“We are looking for directors who possess a broad mix of skills and experience, and who can collectively build strong community, partner and stakeholder support and generate confidence in the uni hub.”

Nomination forms are available on the uni hub website and close on Monday, September 17 at 5pm.