Thursday, March 13, 2008

Congratulations, Dr. Alan Finkel -- New Chancellor of Monash University (Australia)

NOTE: I am an alumnus of Monash University (Melbourne, Australia), where I took my M. Sc. (prelims), Master's and Doctor's degrees in mathematical and computational biophysics. Raffy Saldaña (

Thursday, March 13, 2008 at 2:38 PM
Subject: Monash alumnus installed as new Chancellor

A message from John Kearsey, Divisional Director, Donor, Alumni and Community Relations, Monash University

"I am delighted to advise you that this afternoon, students, alumni, donors, staff, government leaders and senior tertiary sector leaders gathered for a ceremonial occasion to mark the installation of Dr Alan Finkel AM as Chancellor. A Monash alumnus and philanthropist, Dr Finkel (BE 1976, PhD 1981) becomes Monash University's seventh Chancellor.

During the event, held at Robert Blackwood Hall, the new Chancellor welcomed all new graduates, along with his son Victor, to Monash's 200,000-strong alumni community. Victor Finkel received a Bachelor of Music degree.The installation ceremony officially marks the beginning of Dr. Finkel’s term as Chancellor. This is an important day in the University’s history as Dr. Finkel is the first Monash graduate to occupy this prestigious position.

Many Monash alumni have told me how proud they are that such a prominent Australian is taking on this leadership role in the University. To read more about Dr Finkel, please read his profile on the Monash website. You might also like to re-read the interview with Dr Finkel from a recent edition of Monash Magazine.

I look forward to bringing you further news about Dr Finkel in coming weeks and months as we celebrate the University’s 50th Anniversary."

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