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Source: Eastern Institute of Technology – Tairāwhiti

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Jan Mogford farewelled into retirement

On Friday, EIT staff have farewelled EIT Tairāwhiti Campus Director Jan Mogford into retirement. Her colleagues made tribute to Jan’s long-standing commitment to promote education and to provide educational aspirations and prosperity to the people of Tairāwhiti. Jan has played a critical role in helping EIT Tairāwhiti grow.

Jan had commenced with Tairāwhiti Polytechnic in 1995 as a tutor. From 2000 to 2010 she served in the role of Head of School of Business, Computing, Humanities, Rural & Trades, Hospitality.

In 2011, following the merger with EIT, Jan was appointed as Campus Director.

Jan was also a valued member of the Executive Team. Her colleagues describe her as calm, enthusiastic, constructive and positive.

EIT’s Chief Executive Chris Collins highlighted, “Jan has made an extraordinary contribution to education on the East Coast showing a great passion for Tairāwhiti and its unique culture. She also put a lot of energy in building and fostering EIT’s relationships with community, stakeholders, business leaders and iwi. Jan is one of the reasons the merger between Hawke’s Bay and Tairāwhiti has been so successful.”

These connections have benefited students, graduates and shaped the quality of EIT’s programmes. From 2012, Jan was responsible for EIT’s Regional Learning Centres across both Hawke’s Bay and Tairāwhiti campuses. Thanks to Jan’s efforts, EIT programmes were delivered into remote locations making a lasting impact on the people of the region.

MIL OSI New Zealand News