Prof Wahid ends 7-year tenure as UTM vice-chancellor


  • Metro News
  • Friday, 04 Sep 2020

Prof Datuk Dr Wahid Omar.

JOHOR BARU: Prof Datuk Dr Wahid Omar has ended his tenure as Universiti Teknologi Malaysia’s (UTM) sixth vice-chancellor on Aug 31.

Prof Wahid, who had served as UTM chief executive officer for seven years since September 2013, said he hoped that all university staff would give their full support to his successor.

“I hope that all members of the university’s top management, as well as all UTM staff, can continue to work together to achieve the university agenda based on the core values of integrity, synergy, excellence and sustainability.

“We need to be continuously synergistic, inclusive and engaging while regularly reminding each other of trust and responsibility because UTM is our national mandate,” he said in a statement.

He said UTM was a renowned higher education institution that had produced not only knowledgeable human capital with technical capabilities, but also students with a high value of humanity capable of creating prosperity and well-being.

“That is our vision and mission, so we need to work hard to strengthen UTM’s DNA,“ he said.

Prof Wahid added that the university was currently preparing EnVision UTM 2025, a programme that empowered young people as leaders to achieve UTM’s objective.

UTM deputy vice-chancellor (research and innovation) Prof Datuk Dr Ahmad Fauzi Ismail has been appointed to carry out the duties of the vice-chancellor temporarily. – By REMAR NORDIN

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