A university that listened

Central Western reports:

THE public spoke, they listened.
Following almost two months of debate surrounding Charles Sturt University possibly changing its name, the idea was on Monday abandoned by university officials.
When CSU announced in early January that it was considering changing its name, it was met with thousands of people calling for the idea to be abandoned.

“We heard loud and clear from your stories that you are connected to our name and our rich history,” vice chancellor Professor Andrew Vann said on Monday morning.

“We believe it’s important we reflect the views of our community in our namesake. Our name will remain as Charles Sturt University.”

A Vice-Chancellor that proposed a name change, listed to their stakeholders, and then decided not to proceed.

This is what true consultation looks like.

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