Deputy Vice-Chancellor

This portfolio's top priority is enhancing the quality of the student experience as part of an overall commitment to quality enhancement in the areas of teaching and research across the University.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Rhonda Hawkins AM, as Deputy Vice-Chancellor, provides institutional leadership for the quality of learning, teaching and research across the University.

She works closely with the Deans of Victoria University's academic colleges and other leaders and heads of research institutes and centres.

The portfolio includes:

  • the University's academic colleges
  • academic workforce and student success
  • learning innovation and quality
  • Moondani Balluk
  • research and research training.

Success leadership

Academic Workforce & Student Success

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Associate): Professor Greg Baxter

Towards Success

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Associate): Professor Lorraine Ling

Academic colleges

College of Arts & Education

College of Arts and Education


Professor Rob Strathdee

Contact:, +61 3 99195594

College of Business

College of Business


Professor Colin Clark


Victoria Business Confucius Institute (VBCI), Chinese Director: Claire Wang

College of Engineering & Science

College of Engineering & Science


Professor Farzad Khosrowshahi

Contact:, +61 3 99195862

College of Health & Biomedicine

College of Health & Biomedicine


Professor Karen Dodd

College of Law & Justice

College of Law & Justice


Professor Michael Stuckey

Contact:, +61 3 99197857.

College of Sport & Exercise Science

College of Sport & Exercise Science


Professor Andrew Stewart.

Pro-Vice Chancellor (Sport Strategy)

Professor Hans Westerbeek

Learning & Teaching

Pro Vice-Chancellor

Pro Vice-Chancellor, Learning Innovation & Quality: Professor Ian Solomonides.

Academic Quality & Standards

Director, Academic Quality & Standards: Deborah Tyler

Contact:, +61 3 99194310.

Centre for Student Success

Dean of Students: Susan Young

  • Academic Support & Development, Coordinator: Dr Fiona Henderson
  • Career Development & Employment Manager: Alexandra Ehrenberg
  • Connect for Success, Strategy Leader: Jackie Hammill
  • Pathways & Partnerships, Managers: Leigh Edwards and Paula Soon
  • Student Transition & Retention, Manager: Jacinta Richards
  • Students Supporting Student Learning, Coordinator: Dr Gillian Best.

Connected Learning

Director, Connected Learning: Trish McCluskey

Contact:, +61 3 99195240.


University Librarian, Ralph Kiel

  • Information, Resources, Systems & Infrastructure; Associate Director: Adrian Gallagher,, +61 3 99194503
  • Records & Archives, Manager: vacant
  • Scholarly Information Services, Associate Librarian: Frances O’Neil,, +61 3 99194065
  • Technical Services Team Leader: Bradley Gatt,, +61 3 99194593.

Campus Libraries Managers:

STEM Education Strategic Initiatives

STEM refers to 'Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics'

Professor, STEM Education Strategic Initiatives: Professor Pat Drake.

VU College

VU College is led by Sally-Anne Wilkinson (Director, VU College). It delivers English language courses, pathway diplomas, courses with international education partners, and VU Sydney.

First Year College


Interim Dean: Associate Professor Andrew Smallridge

Contact:, +61 3 99194758

Moondani Balluk

Director: Karen Jackson, Moondani Balluk Academic Unit

Research & Research Training

Pro Vice-Chancellor Research & Research Training: Professor Warren Payne

Institutes & research centres

We have consolidated our research. In 2018, research will be undertaken within:

Prior to 2018 research was also conducted in the following centres and institutes:

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