Unitec whānau officially welcomed the joint Unitec/MIT Board to its Mt Albert campus with a pōwhiri at Te Noho Kotahitanga Marae.
Members of Manukau Institute of Technology’s executive also joined the pōwhiri, as well as representatives from Unitec’s Rūnanga and Fono.
In welcoming the Board and representatives from MIT, Unitec’s interim Chief Executive Merran Davis said that Unitec’s uniqueness was founded on its commitment to Te Noho Kotahitanga, Unitec’s partnership with Māori, which underpins the values and kaupapa of the institution. “Led by Te Noho Kotahitanga we manaaki the success of our students and communities,” she said.
The Board has been meeting remotely during lockdown but today was the first time the Board had met in person at Unitec. Board chair Peter Winder said that the combined Board structure presented great opportunities for further growth and partnership for both institutions in the greater Auckland region, and in the pursuit of excellence for all students.
More information on the Board and subsidiary directors is available here.