Paul Greenfield

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Paul Greenfield
Residence Australia
Fields Engineering
Institutions University of Queensland
Alma mater University of New South Wales

Paul Greenfield AO is the current Chairman of the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation[1] was the President and Vice Chancellor of The University of Queensland from 1 January 2008 to 13 January 2012.

As Vice Chancellor, he was the university's chief executive officer and responsible to the University Senate for the overall direction of strategic planning, finance and external affairs.[2] As a chemical engineer, he was made an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia in 2006 for service to science and engineering, thereby providing recognition of his "distinguished service of a high degree to Australia".[3]

His annual salary in 2010 was reported to be A$1,069,999.[4]

Greenfield resigned from his position as President and Vice-Chancellor of the University on 13 January 2012 in the aftermath of what was known as the UQ admissions scandal. The scandal related to an "irregularity" in the enrolment of a student in the medicine course[5] who was a "close relative" of his.[6] He had planned to step down in mid-2012 but changed his mind on 9 December 2011 and said he would leave the university on 13 January 2012.[5] It was subsequently revealed that the "close relative" was in fact his daughter, who was offered a place in the medicine course despite not having met the entry requirements and being ranked below 343 other applicants who were not admitted.[7] The Queensland Crime and Misconduct Commission (CMC) investigated the matter and issued an investigative report in September, 2013.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile: Paul Greenfield AO - Institute for Molecular Bioscience - The University of Queensland, Australia". Imb.uq.edu.au. 2012-10-04. Retrieved 2012-10-23. 
  2. ^ "Governance - About UQ - The University of Queensland, Australia". Uq.edu.au. 2012-10-10. Retrieved 2012-10-23. 
  3. ^ "It's an Honour - Honours - Search Australian Honours". Itsanhonour.gov.au. 2006-01-26. Retrieved 2012-10-23. 
  4. ^ 5 November 2011 12:00AM (2011-11-05). "University of Queensland chiefs stand down after investigation exposes enrolment problems". Courier Mail. Retrieved 2012-10-23. 
  5. ^ a b Walker, Jamie (9 December 2011). "UQ vice-chancellor Paul Greenfield hastens his exit". The Australian. Retrieved 9 December 2011. 
  6. ^ AM By Matt Wordsworth (2011-11-10). "UQ vice-chancellor enrolled underqualified relative | ABC News". Abc.net.au. Retrieved 2012-10-23. 
  7. ^ Bracey, Andrew (13 September 2013). "UQ vice-chancellor’s daughter given med school place ahead of 343 others". Medical Observer. Retrieved 13 September 2013. 
  8. ^ Crime and Misconduct Commission, An examination of suspected official misconduct at the University of Queensland. (September 2013). http://www.cmc.qld.gov.au/research-and-publications/publications/misconduct/uq/an-examination-of-suspected-official-misconduct-at-the-university-of-queensland