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The Council


The University of Waikato Council is constituted under Part XV of the Education Act 1989.

Members are elected under the relevant provisions of the Council constitution in accordance with the Election of Members of the Council Statute, which is printed in the current Directory of Committees and Rules of Procedure.

Constitution and Membership

Four members appointed by the Minister for Tertiary Education
Dr Brian Linehan (to 31.10.10)
Dr Rob Pringle (to 31.7.11)
Ms Jennifer Vernon (to 31.5.13)
Mr Peter Schuyt (to 31.12.13)

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Waikato
Professor Roy Crawford

One permanent member of the academic staff of the University of Waikato elected by the permanent members of that staff
Professor Alexandra Barratt (to 31.12.10)

One academic staff member elected by and from the members of the Academic Board of the University of Waikato
Professor Barry Barton (to 31.12.10)

One permanent member of the general staff of the University of Waikato elected by the permanent members of that staff
Mr Tony Dicks (to 31.12.10)

One student member appointed
(a) if membership of the Waikato Students' Union Inc. is compulsory, in the capacity as President of the Waikato Students' Union
(b) in any other case, following an election conducted in accordance with the University of Waikato Election of Members of the Council Statute
Mr Deni Tokunai (to 31.12.10)

One member appointed by the Council after consultation with Business New Zealand
Dr John Gallagher (to 31.12.08)

One member appointed by the Council after consultation with the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions
Ms Jeanette Clarkin-Phillips (to 31.12.10)

One member appointed by the Council after consultation with Te Rōpū Manukura
Dr Apirana Mahuika (to 31.12.10)

One member appointed by the Council on the nomination of Te Arikinui
Mr Maharaia Paki (to 9.9.12)

Up to five members who may be co-opted by Council
Rt Hon. Jim Bolger (to 31.12.10)
Ms Jan Jameson (to 7.8.11)
Mr Todd Muller (to 7.8.11)
Mr Tony Whittaker (to 31.12.12)
 

Acting Secretary to Council
Dr Wendy Craig