Rhonda is a council-appointed member of the Victoria University Council where she provides advice, as one of the country’s leading experts on running universities and implementing change.

In her former role as Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Western Sydney, Rhonda and the Vice-Chancellor led the implementation of major structural changes and accompanying transformation of the University that greatly enhanced its reputation for outstanding teaching, research and engagement.

In 2015 Rhonda was awarded the Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for significant service to higher education through governance and leadership roles, and as an advocate for social justice and gender equity.