May 30, 2013
Massey looks to boost Māori appeal
Massey University’s first director Māori says the new position will help standardise the response to Māori across the university’s three campuses.
Mental health specialist Te Kani Kingi has been heading the university’s Te Mata ō te Tau, the University's Academy for Māori Research and Scholarship, and also chairs the New Zealand Mental Health Commission.
He says the priorities will be student recruitment and retention, staff development so Māori academics can have good career pathways, and boosting research.
Massey already has the largest percentage of Māori students of any university.
Dr Kingi says as well as maintaining Massey's status as the university of choice for Māori, it wants to provide a supportive environment for Māori students so they can make a positive contribution to Māori development.
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