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CQUni establishes new Sunshine Coast region to meet demand for offerings

CQUni establishes new Sunshine Coast region to meet demand for offerings

Published:08 September 2017

Former Head of Noosa Campus Teressa Schmidt is now the Associate Vice-Chancellor of CQUniversity's newly endorsed Sunshine Coast Region, which has been formed to cater for the future rapid education demands of the region.

CQUniversity continues to expand across Australia, announcing its 13th education region at the Sunshine Coast.

Recently endorsed by University Council, CQUniversity’s Sunshine Coast Region will be positioned in the growth corridor of South East Queensland, extending from Gympie to Caloundra.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Prof Pierre Viljoen Engagement, Campuses and Mackay-Whitsunday Region said Queensland’s Sunshine Coast Region was rapidly growing and attracting interest and investment from industry and all levels of government as it transitions to a new economy.

"Education is set to play a significant role in this growing economy and is predicted to become the region’s second largest employer by 2033," Prof Viljoen said.

"Strategically, this is a critical time for CQUniversity to ensure we are well positioned to benefit from the region’s impending growth."

Teressa Schmidt, who has been in the role of Head of Campus, Noosa since February this year, is now the Associate Vice-Chancellor for the Sunshine Coast Region.

"Teressa has played a vital role in moving us forward in Noosa and the broader Sunshine Coast area and we look forward to working with her and the whole team at Noosa Campus, to ensure the success of our new Sunshine Coast Region into the future," Prof Viljoen said.