Professor Richard Constantine is a senior executive with over 30 years’ experience in the higher education sector. His current role as Vice President, Engagement and Resources has a broad range of responsibilities, including leading teams of professionals in the engagement and government relations area, information technology services and facilities.
Richard has had significant experience in the managerial oversight of information technology services, libraries, online teaching and learning, university websites, student administration and student services. He has served as a board member of AARNet Pty Ltd, SABRENet and is currently a board member of VERNet Pty Ltd.
Richard joined Victoria University in 2016 to lead VU in the creation of a digital campus, with strategic oversight of the university’s IT services department and the development and implementation of the university’s digital strategy. This digital strategy has enabled students to achieve their full potential through the innovative adoption of leading edge technology.
Richard is a fervent believer in making technology work for students and staff. As part of his executive responsibilities overseeing the university’s facilities services, he has implemented a campus master plan for the university’s physical footprint over its multi-campus environment.
It is Richard’s belief that the built environment plays an important part in the university experience for students. At the forefront of his thinking is aligning technology and the built environment to provide the best possible student experience. This includes providing high quality, innovative spaces that are safe, functional, engaging and environmentally friendly.
Richard’s portfolio also includes oversight of engagement and government relations which has responsibility for managing the university’s important relationships between external stakeholders (particularly government) and alumni.
The Vice President, Engagement and Resources is a member of the University’s Senior Executive Group.
- Fellow, Australian Computer Society
- Engagement & Government Relations
- Information Technology Services
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