The University Council

The University Council page contains links to archived council papers, minutes and agendas.

About the University Council

Massey University Council Constitution 2015

When does the Council meet?

Council meeting papers

Who is on the University Council?

Academic Board and Committees


About the University Council

Massey University’s governing body is the University Council. Council members include lay, academic and student members and are responsible for overseeing the management and control of the affairs, concerns and property of the University. It's Chair, and ceremonial head of the University, is the Chancellor, elected by Council from within its ranks. Council meets on the first Friday of March, May, July and December and the last Friday in September unless otherwise notified.

Massey University Council Constitution 2015

The new Constitution of Massey University Council Notice 2015 was approved by the Minister of Tertiary Education and gazetted on 6 August 2015.

When does the Council meet?

The next scheduled Council meeting is to be held on Friday 6 May 2016 on the Manawatu Campus. 

Notice of Council meeting - 6 May 2016.pdf (162 KB)

The 2016 Meeting Schedule for Council, Council Committees and graduations is provided below.

Council & Committee meeting and graduation dates 2016.pdf (42 KB)

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Council meeting papers

Part I Council papers are public documents and are available in PDF format.

Download the meeting papers for the Council meetings.

Parties may request copies of documents as per the Official Information Act 1982 and Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 by contacting the Executive Secretary, Office of University Registrar. A small charge for photocopying may apply.

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Massey University Council members

Chancellor: Mr Chris Kelly MVSc (Massey) MACVSc

Pro Chancellor: Mr Michael Ahie BBS (Hons)

Vice-Chancellor: Hon Steve Maharey CNZM BA MA (Hons)

Members Appointed by the Minister of Education
Mr Michael Ahie BBS (Hons)
Mr Colin Harvey ONZM BAgSc, BCC Auck 
Mr Ben Vanderkolk LLB Cant
Dr Helen Anderson QSO PhD Cantab CRSNZ FInstD

Elected Permanent Member of Academic Staff 
Distinguished Professor Gaven Martin BSc(Hons) MSc PhD Michigan FRSNZ FAMS, FNZMS

Elected Permanent Member of Professional Staff
Ms Jacqui Hofmann BA Well GDipInfSc

Member Elected by Massey University students
vacant

Members Appointed by Council on nomination of Vice-Chancellor
Mr Chris Kelly MVSc (Massey) MACVSc
Mr Ian Marshall BCom (Natal) CANZ CASA
vacant
vacant

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Council News

Result of Massey University Council election for student member
Thursday 5 May 2016
Morris Zhao has been elected to the Massey University Council by students enrolled at the University.
Memorial for Ted Delahunty
Thursday 3 September 2015
A memorial service will be held for the late Ted Delahunty (seated, third from left) at the Manawatū campus on September 19.
Beehive book launch for Māori scholars
Friday 14 August 2015
One of the legacy projects completed by an inter-university Māori academy, and edited by a senior Massey university Maori academic, has been...
Massey Council consulting on size and makeup
Monday 13 April 2015
The Massey University Council is consulting the University's stakeholders on the future composition of the Council following the passing of the...

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