April 08, 2014
Ambitious plan for Aotearoa Wananga
Te Wananga o Aotearoa chief executive Jim Mather says it’s time to turn it into the greatest indigenous development organisation on the planet.
He says with 32,000 students and 1500 staff, the wananga is already the world’s largest indigenous tertiary institution.
He says it has gone through a period of consolidation, but he wants to step up the pace again.
That’s why he’s advertising for a deputy chief executive and seven senior managers.
The focus will continue to be on working in a kaupapa Maori framework.
"You know we can do so much more and we are saying we need to start with the right leadership, build on what my predecessors Bentham Ohia and Dr Rongo Wetere did and acknowledge the passion of our people but say this is a new time and a new era for Te Wananga o Aoteraroa and our best days are still ahead of us," Mr Mather says.
He says passes aren’t enough, and the wananga will stick with its mission of whanau transformation through education.
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