Wayne Myers

Mr Myers ensured the University’s financial management systems kept up with its growth.

“I originally planned to be a proper accountant,” Mr Myers reflected.

“But I was in the final year of a business course at the Gordon when they asked me to do the computing unit as an extra subject.

“From there I was asked to apply for a job to set up their administrative systems and I did so because it sounded interesting. I have never really worked as a proper accountant since.”

Mr Myers designed the finance system for the Gordon and after Deakin was established designed the University’s first early computerised finance system. When the University decided to make the transition to the Oracle Financials System, he worked on the implementation and ensuing upgrades and enhancements to the system.

“I enjoy it, seeing how people can use the system and also helping them use the system to get what they want,” he said.

Mr Myers said one of the other major changes during his time with the University was the growth of the University’s campus in Waurn Ponds.

“When I came here it was just a bare paddock, it has really changed,” he said. “The growth gives you a different perspective.”

Mr Myers was recently awarded an OAM in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for his contribution to scouting. Mr Myers is the District Commissioner for the city portion of Geelong and Bellarine Peninsula and has been a scout leader for 44 years.

“I often say I am leaving my full-time job here and going to a full-time job outside, but I enjoy it and I’m not ready to retire,” he said.

5th July 2010