Sir Zelman Cowen Centre (SZCC) is named in honour of distinguished Australian statesman and scholar, the late Sir Zelman Cowen.
Sir Zelman Cowen AK GCMG GCVO QC, became actively involved with Victoria University (VU) in 1994.
He was a Distinguished Visiting Professor and Chair of the Victoria University Foundation.
Sir Zelman led VU’s efforts in gaining philanthropic support for students in their studies. On retiring, he became VU’s Inaugural Patron and remained a staunch friend of the University.