Naomi Dempsey leads a newly formed area at VU that brings together Student Services, Student Administration, the Centre for Student Success and the Library under the PVC Students.

The appointment of a PVC Students in October 2018 signals VU’s long-term commitment to its students, and reflects the University’s intention to continue to elevate and transform the student experience.

In the role of PVC (Students), Naomi has oversight of all student cohorts, strategically focusing effort and attention on the future design of the student experience and reimagining this across the entire student lifecycle. This will enhance student learning and related outcomes both for higher education qualifications, and those gained through VU Polytechnic.

Naomi’s philosophy that each student is an individual with personal goals underpins her work.

Naomi has over 20 years management and leadership experience in the sport/recreation industry and in higher and vocational education. She brings a wealth of business development, commercial services, learning, and stakeholder relations experience to the role, gained from her success in both the public and private sectors.

As a proud member of the VU Alumni community and having worked at VU in both higher education and vocational education, Naomi leads VU in building our collaborations and our commitment to enhancing student engagement, designing and implementing a contemporary and engaging student experience and ensuring high quality student learning and success across VU.


  • Student Services
  • Student Administration
  • Centre for Student Success
  • Library.

Contact details

Nancy Prodanov, Business Support Officer
+61 (3) 9919 4449