|The new Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce|
We have renamed the Faculty of Commerce to emphasise our focus on land-based endeavour. It is now called the Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce. We now have four departments operating within the Faculty, rather than the three previously. To date they have working titles and their final names will be determined by staff and endorsed by senior management. I am pleased to announce four new Heads of Department (HoDs):
I also acknowledge the contributions of the outgoing Heads of department in the three former departments, particularly for their management over the last 18 months of the Qualifications Reform and the Change Proposal processes:
They have each made a valuable contribution to Lincoln University, some of them as over many years.
I hope you’ll agree that the foci of the new departments are aligned with our land-based specialisation. Of course, land-based is not restricted to working with the land alone; it also encompasses value chains and the activities supporting these chains. Our new portfolio of qualifications neatly articulates that definition.
Later in the year I will (re)introduce the other faculties to you as there have been changes in them as well, although not as expansive.