Roz Angeles has accepted the new position of Coordinator, Indigenous Support Programs at Charles Darwin University (CDU).
Based at the Casuarina Campus, Roz brings extensive project management and policy experience to help produce positive career outcomes for Indigenous people in the Northern Territory.
Her most recent position at the Office of the Commissioner of Public Employment (OCPE), Northern Territory Government, saw her develop a number of programs that cover Indigenous leadership, an Indigenous Employment Forum series and other projects aimed at producing optimal outcomes for Indigenous people.
An early career as an Aboriginal resource officer at local Darwin schools helped Roz to grasp the complex issues surrounding Indigenous education. She has since driven a host of initiatives involving schools, the business community, government and non-government organisations.
‘I have learnt the importance of establishing and maintaining collaborative partnerships with many stakeholders to assist in motivating students to fearlessly embrace learning opportunities,’ she said. ‘When an individual’s desire to succeed is strong and the learning environment is safe and non threatening, real results become evident.’
Roz completed a Diploma of Business (Administration) in 1999 and is currently completing her Bachelor degree in Behavioural Science.
‘I am motivated to develop an understanding of human behaviour in order to utilise my skills and knowledge to benefit others,’ she said.
Pro Vice-Chancellor, Community and Access Don Zoellner said Roz’s acceptance of the position continues a long line of talented appointments to the role.
‘Roz brings a vast network of contacts that will enhance the University's ability to support Indigenous students to obtain higher level qualifications and employment opportunities,’ he said.