Lucini Gives Back

The vice-chancellor sought out and brought to power “doers” — strong characters like him, to lead the universities’departments. The vice-chancellor lobbied governments and businesses for funds, and served as an ambassador to the public at large to promote the image of his university as a useful and meaningful institution. Last
but not least, the vice-chancellor and his team sought the involvement of central faculty to avoid “what the academic staff would otherwise see as hard managerialism, too much top-down command” (Clark, 1998, p. 137).