11 March 2013
Some would say that moving from the city to a regional town might be daunting, but not for the newly appointed Coordinator of the Cooma Universities Centre, Zoe Dawson, who has moved from Sydney to Cooma to take on the unique role.
Born and raised in regional NSW, and working in a range of places from Bellingen, to London and Sydney, Zoe was keen to settle back into a regional community. With a Bachelor of Education and Honours from University of Wollongong, Zoe has worked in both public and private sector education and has joined the CUC after three years as an Education Officer with the RSPCA.
The Cooma Universities Centre, which officially opened on March 6, is not a bad place to work considering it has been fully refurbished, but Zoe is also looking forward to the challenge of establishing the centre as the benchmark in regional distance education at University level.
“I’m incredibly excited to have been offered the chance to be the new Cooma Universities Coordinator. I have been looking to move back to the country for quite a while, and the opportunity to work with Snowy Hydro and Cooma-Monaro Council on this new venture is a dream position,” said Ms Dawson.
“I am also currently studying at University by distance education so I understand the isolation and lack of motivation that can sometimes accompany studying from home. The centre will be a place to work with the latest technology and a quiet, studious environment with like-minded peers.”
If you would like more information on what the CUC has to offer, call in and visit Zoe at the centre at 38 Bombala Street.