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New Council Chair addresses graduation

- By Wits University

Dr Randall Carolissen, the new Chairperson of the Council of Wits University, addressed graduands in the final graduation ceremony of the winter graduation cluster.

Council recently elected Carolissen as Chairperson and Dr Brian Bruce as Deputy Chairperson, for a period of two years.

He told graduands that the world requires scientists that care for the environment; economists that understand the building blocks of a civilised society; bankers that must understand they are managing the funds that belongs to others; teachers that understand the need to educate the nation; and health professions who are driven by an ethos of serving fellow human beings. Click to listen to his full address.

Carolissen has been an active member of Council from 2008 and has served in various capacities on its sub-committees. Council is the highest decision-making body of the University. He has extensive experience as a natural scientist and process engineer, and has held several senior executive positions in the corporate sector. He has widespread experience in managing and introducing regulatory reform in parastatals. To read his biography, click