Message from the Chancellor

John Abbott AM
Mr John Abbott AM

As Chancellor, it has been a pleasure to be involved in CQUniversity’s latest strategic planning process. I have been very encouraged by the level of engagement and collaboration from all members of the CQUniversity community including the University Council, University executive and staff, our students, our alumni and community partners in the development of this crucial plan. This is a testament to our commitment to work with our people, our partners and our communities and demonstrates a strong alignment to our values of openness and engagement.

Over the last 10 years CQUniversity has become a truly great university. We have always strived to be a leader in removing participation barriers to world-class training, education and research, particularly amongst under-represented groups and under-serviced communities. As a result, our impact is being felt across Australia and around the world. Today, the many communities we serve benefit immensely from the bold measures CQUniversity has put in place, and this commitment has seen us emerge as one of the most exciting young universities in the world.

Whilst our journey so far has been rewarding, the journey is far from over. There remains huge opportunities and unmet potential within the communities we currently serve, as well as those communities who would benefit from our presence. As a result, this strategic plan is based on our new vision, 'to be Australia’s most accessible, supportive and engaged university, recognised globally for innovative teaching and research excellence'.

Our work over the coming years will require imagination and innovation. With the strategic focus of this plan, and by achieving the goals within it, I am confident that we will build upon the impact we generate as one of the world’s great universities.

On behalf of the CQUniversity Council, I commend this new strategic plan.

Mr John Abbott