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Vice-Chancellor bids farewell to Rhodes University with no frills

Date Released: Mon, 26 May 2014 17:00 +0200

The outgoing Rhodes Vice-Chancellor, Saleem Badat, is bidding farewell to Rhodes in the same style he held office: no fuss and no frills.

The office of the Registrar at Rhodes University is organising a farewell tomorrow (24 May 2014).

The event will be held at the Great Field, Prince Alfred Street from 10am-12am. Rhodes University Registrar, Dr Stephen Fourie, said the event will be filled with speeches from various members of the Rhodes community, including the senior management, Students' Representative Council, Chairman of the Dean's forum and trade union members.

The event will feature performances by Rhodes Choirs and a jazz band.

Fourie said the event will not be an extravagant one because "the VC is not a person of expensive farewells'.

Badat announced over two months ago that he will be leaving his position as Vice-Chancellor later this year, to take up a position as the first programme director of international higher education and strategic projects at the US-based Andrew W Mellon Foundation.

Fourie said the event was a chance for all students and staff members to wish Badat farewell.

Badat has been the Vice-Chancellor of Rhodes University since June 2006. 

By Mncedi Eddie Magade

Source: Grocott’s Mail

Source:Grocott's Mail