LOCAL iconic businessman, Adam Furphy was recently appointed to the La Trobe University Council, and high profile leaders at La Trobe are looking forward to his contribution.
La Trobe University chancellor, Professor Richard Larkin AO said, “We were really keen to appoint Adam for two reasons. The first is his ability to be a voice that represents the regional campuses. The second being his connection with the local community and with businesses will help assist the council greatly.
“Adam has already been a great contributor to the council.
“The council is committed to its regional campuses, and with Adam’s help we will be able to further strengthen this commitment.”
La Trobe University vice-chancellor, Professor John Dewar said, “We are delighted with Adam’s appointment. Having already been such an effective chair of the Regional Advisory Board, he brings to the council a perspective of matters that are facing regional campuses.”
Adam Furphy said, “It is a great honour to have been considered for the role, let alone to be appointed.
“It is important to appoint someone who has connections with a regional campus. It is pleasing to be involved with a university who has such dedication to a regional area.
“Personally, I have found the diversity, scope and breadth of all of the things the university council has to consider fascinating.”