EandB Connect : Issue 13 Nov 2010
ALUMNI MAGAZINE 2010 THE FACULTY OF ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS 5 BUILDING ON OUR FOUNDATIONS FOUNDATIONS Terry Williamson (BEc '69 MBA '75), Chair of the Property Committee for the faculty's Board of Advice provides an update on the progress that has been made towards creating a new state-of-the-art, fit-for-purpose business school facility To put this new development into perspective, the new facility has been planned on the assumption that it will be approximately five times the internal space of the faculty's Merewether Building (located on the corner of City Road and Butlin Avenue) and will cater for a wide range of teaching spaces including traditional large lecture theatres, and flexible case study and collaborative learning spaces that are essential to a modern business school teaching environment. Importantly, due to this new facility, the Business School will then be able to fully accommodate all of its teaching in one location and release our current facilities for the benefit of other faculties within the University. The additional space and facilities will also provide an overdue opportunity to review and expand our executive education facilities and further extend our relationship with Business, Government and the professions. This significant milestone of planning for a new facility is a wonderful legacy that Peter Wolnizer will leave at the end of his tenure as Dean. In the months ahead, the Board of Advice, along with the University, will formally acknowledge Peter's contribution as Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business from February 1999 to December 2010. As a community, we will all celebrate his outstanding achievements as Dean in advancing the status and international recognition of the faculty during this period. Much of the progress now being made across all facets of the faculty's activities, have arisen from his leadership, particularly his astute financial management which has left both the faculty and the University significantly better off as a result of both his entrepreneurial flair and prudent financial management -- he is a Professor of Accounting after all! With the promise of what is to follow, the faculty and University can be extremely proud of Peter's leadership and personal contribution to the development of the faculty and to the strong future direction this will allow us to take. He has been a proud and distinguished alumnus following in the footsteps of his mentor Professor Ray Chambers.
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