Victoria University is commencing its search for an outstanding individual who will continue to lead the University’s ambitious transformation agenda.

Early this week Professor Peter Dawkins informed the University’s Chancellor, Council and staff of his intention to retire at the end of his second term as Vice-Chancellor and President, in January 2021.

The generous lead time will allow for an extensive recruitment period and give the successful candidate the best chance of building on the University’s recent run of successes.

Victoria University Chancellor Wayne Kayler-Thomson thanked Peter for the incredible impact he has made during his 10 years as VU’s Vice-Chancellor.

“Thanks to Peter’s vision and determination, Victoria University has revolutionised its approach to learning and teaching on a scale that has never been seen before,” he said.

“As we continue to achieve our bold plans, our next Vice-Chancellor has a tremendous opportunity to build on our culture of creating opportunity and success for any student from any background.

“Our future mandate is to create a better world, for our students, our people and our community, through our ground-breaking learning and teaching and our life-changing research.

“We will be looking for someone who will champion our moral purpose and help us transform the lives of our students and the communities we serve.”

Victoria University has partnered with Perrett Laver for this search process.

More information is available on the Vice-Chancellor Recruitment website.