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Ken Latta to receive honorary degree today

Victoria University will confer an honorary degree today upon Mr Ken Latta PSM, the chair of Harness Racing Victoria and former CEO of the Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Services Board. He will receive a Doctorate of the University, Honoris Causa, at a ceremony from 2.20pm.

Mr Latta's degree is in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the vocational education sector and for his advocacy on behalf of the western region of Melbourne, in particular his role in the development of Victoria University. He is a former member of the Council of the University.

Media are invited to attend.

Where: Flemington Racecourse, Level C Committee Room

When: 2.20pm Tuesday 1 June


Mr Latta will be available for interview, photographs and footage in his academic gown between 2.20-2.40pm. Ceremony commences 3pm. A media splitter box is available.

A full citation is available.

Media inquiries:

Ann Marie Angebrandt, Media Officer

Marketing and Communications Department, Victoria University

Ph: (03) 9919 5487; mobile: 0403 556 001; email: [email protected]

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