BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Members of the Cooma Universities Centre board represent key community, industry, business and government agencies and are all dedicated to the advancement of tertiary education in the Snowy Mountains area.
Carolyn Ewart is a General Education and Outreach teacher for TAFE in Cooma, Queanbeyan and Bombala. Carolyn is also the TVET (TAFE delivered Vocational Education) Coordinator for Cooma TAFE and local high schools, involved with year 11 & 12 students completing a Vocational subject as part of their HSC. Carolyn is currently on the management committee of MCCR (Monaro Committee for Cancer Research), raising money for cancer patients and research in the local area. Carolyn also works with some of the smaller local schools to teach drama and movement. Carolyn is married to Peter Ewart of Peak View andhas lived on the family farm in the Monaro for 32 years. She believes in the importance of education and making it happen in our community is vital on all levels.
Mick Boyce’s qualifications include a Diploma of Agriculture from Hawkesbury and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Queensland. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, a Local Government Auditor, and a Fellow of the Institute of Company Directors. Mick has had a varied career path including roles as a Soil Conservationist, jackaroo, agronomist, rural accountant, director and business owner. His career highlight was being the founding partner of the successful country accounting firm of Boyce Chartered Accountants in 1973. Mick is a director of Monbeef Pty Ltd, Hazeldean Pty Ltd and Namoi Cotton Cooperative Ltd. He is also Chairman of Fugen Hardware Group and Past Chair of Winifred West Schools. Mick has strong local community interests in Monaro Early Intervention Service and Country Education Foundation of Australia.
Adrian Bell has held various positions with the Department of Education across NSW for the past 30 years, the last 10 years as a Principal in Griffith and Cooma. Adrian holds degrees in Arts, Education and Leadership. His initial training was in English and History, with postgraduate studies in special education, drama and educational management. Adrian is a current member of the NSW Secondary Principal’s Council and the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Teachers Association.
Dean Lynch – Grazier, Cooma Monaro Shire Mayor
Dean Lynch has been the Mayor of the Cooma Monaro Shire since 2009. Dean is a fifth generation grazier on theMonaro, manager of the family’s Kunuma Angus Stud near Adaminaby and is also involved in a retail business in Cooma. Dean is also the President of Group 16 Rugby League, Vice President of Monaro Angus Breeders Association and Chairperson of numerous Council and Community committees. Married with two children, Dean has a daughter attending CSU so he understands the problems and costs associated with having to send a child away to university.