Professor Richard Constantine
Vice-President: Students, Infrastructure & Digital Technologies
Professor Richard Constantine is a senior executive with over 20 years’ experience in the higher education sector.
Since joining Victoria University in 2016, Richard has been leading VU’s journey in creating a digital campus. This will enable students to achieve their full potential through the innovative adoption of leading edge technology. He is a fervent believer in making technology work for our students and staff. Similarly, Richard believes that the built environment has an important part to play and he is committed to optimising the university experience for students by providing high quality, innovative environments that are safe, functional, engaging and environmentally friendly.
Richard’s portfolio is also responsible for Student Services and Student Administration. Student Services has responsibility for domestic and international students studying vocational or higher education at VU. Student Services offers an omni-channel Student Advising service which can be accessed on campus or via the Contact Centre; as well as engagement, wellbeing, leadership and communications services to students. This collaborative and integrated service works together with the University’s Colleges and other stakeholders to support students across the student life-cycle.
Student Administration supports students throughout their time at VU from initial application through enrolment, fees, assessment and the all-important graduation by providing efficient and innovative administrative services for all VU’s students and staff.
Richard recognises that each student is an individual with personal goals and he is committed in providing a high quality service offering students the best possible experience and opportunities to succeed at VU.
At the forefront of Richard’s thinking is the shaping of the physical and virtual infrastructure at VU towards the enrichment of its users by aligning technology and the built environment in providing the best possible student experience with the best student support services.
- Fellow, Australian Computer Society
- Customer Service & Student Communication
- ITS (Information Technology Services)
- Student Administration
Areas of expertise
- Digital technologies and the VU Digital Campus strategy
- Strategic facilities management and the campus master plan
- Student Services, Student Administration and their impact on student experience