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Source: Massey University

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Global Engagement Stuart Morriss

Massey University today confirmed that Deputy Vice-Chancellor Global Engagement Stuart Morriss has passed away after recently becoming unwell and retiring from the University on medical grounds.

Mr Morriss joined Massey in 1996 as a Senior Lecturer in the Institute of Natural Sciences. He had held various roles at Massey since then, including Director of Massey Agriculture and Programme Director for Applied Science. Mr Morriss had been part of the University’s senior leadership team since 2006. A graduate of Massey, he held a Bachelor of Agricultural Science and Diploma of Business Studies; he also graduated from Victoria University with a Master in Public Policy (Distinction) and had commenced as a PhD candidate at Massey.

“Stuart was a highly valued member of the senior leadership team and our University community and many of us are extremely sad at this news,” Massey University Vice-Chancellor Jan Thomas said. “He has a long history with our University and will be sadly missed.”

Anyone who would like to communicate their best wishes to Stuart’s family may do so here.