We were somewhat taken aback by this display of less than false modesty.
But Perth, quickly noticing the mistake, clarified that the honour was for retiring principal Mike Webster - and not Mandy Exley, his successor.
It's a pity the correction did not quite clear things up. "The name will be a testament to the 14 years of commitment and dedication to both further and higher education provided by Dr Webster, according to principal designate, Mandy Webster Exley." You can't keep a good man down.