The former principal of Mount Aspiring College is
returning to Otago as head of Dunedin residential hall Salmond
Maurice Jackways (known as Maurie) is taking over from Bruce
Cowan, who resigned last September after nearly 14 years.
Mr Jackways (63), who resigned as principal of Mount Aspiring
College in 2008 after spending a year on secondment at
University of Otago mentoring first-time principals, has most
recently been working as principal of Ormiston Senior College
in Auckland, which was founded in 2011.
He headed planning, design and development of the new school,
which caters for year 11 to 13 pupils.
Mr Jackways said he was taking on the role because he was
ready for ''a new challenge'' and wanted to return to Otago -
the region he and wife Sally called home.
''I definitely would like to stay there long enough ... to
make a positive impact, not just at Salmond, but in the wider
university residential [college] scene,'' he said.
Chairman of the Commission for Knox College and Salmond
College Dr John Kernohan said it was pleased to announce Mr
Jackways' appointment to the position.
''We look forward to welcoming Maurice as he takes up his
position with us early [this year] and moving into the
Salmond Lodge with his wife Sally,'' Dr Kernohan said.
Salmond College accommodates 243 students studying at the
Otago University and Otago Polytechnic and is owned and
operated by the Presbyterian Church.