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Professor Nick Klomp - Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Education Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President, Academic

BAppSc, Curtin
BSc (Hons), Murdoch
PhD, Glasgow UK

Contact Information

DVCA Suite, Building 1, Room C87
Telephone: +61 2 6201 5064
Email: DeputyVice-ChancellorAcademic@canberra.edu.au
Postal Address: University of Canberra, ACT 2601
Website: www.canberra.edu.au/about-uc/learning-at-uc

Executive Assistant: Ms Cheryl Henschell
Telephone: +61 2 6201 5064
Email: DeputyVice-ChancellorAcademic@canberra.edu.au

Biography

Professor Nick Klomp is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) and Vice-President at the University of Canberra, responsible for academic policy, teaching and learning quality and enhancement, and student support and equity. He is currently leading a University-wide renewal of curriculum, pedagogy and learning technologies.

Professor Klomp has a Bachelor of Applied Science degree from Curtin University, First Class Honours from Murdoch University and a PhD in ecology from Glasgow University.

Prior to his appointment as Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Klomp was the Dean of the Faculty of Science at Charles Sturt University, leading one of the largest and most diverse science faculties in Australasia with around 9000 students and hundreds of staff in seven schools across six campuses, and with disciplines ranging from Veterinary Science to Dentistry, Nursing to Environmental Science, Forensic Biotechnology to Wine Science, Agriculture to Allied Health and much more. Under his leadership the Faculty enjoyed enormous growth in its research and teaching programs, underpinned by multi-million dollar grants and many new collaborations with government, industry and education providers.

Professor Klomp has won the Vice-Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence, was a weekly Science Correspondent for ABC radio for more than eleven years, and has thrice been nominated for the Eureka Prize for the Promotion of Science.

In addition to his extensive teaching career, Professor Klomp is recognised internationally for his research in applied ecology and environmental science, having authored two books and 57 refereed publications, successfully supervised more than a dozen doctoral students, and attracted several large nationally-competitive grants.

Professor Frances ShannonDeputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President, Research and Innovation

Contact Information

Location: Building 1, Level D, Room 131
Telephone: +61 2 6201 2884
Email: DeputyVice-ChancellorResearchandInnovation@canberra.edu.au
Postal Address: University of Canberra, ACT 2601

Executive Assistant: Mrs Karina Doblander-Azurin
Telephone: +61 2 6201 2884
Email: DeputyVice-ChancellorResearchandInnovation@canberra.edu.au

Biography

Professor Frances Shannon is currently the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research at the University of Canberra with responsibility for research, innovation and research training across the university. Prior to joining the University of Canberra in 2010, she was the Deputy Director and then Director of the John Curtin School of Medical Research at the Australian National University.  Professor Shannon is a molecular biologist whose work has made a significant contribution to understanding gene regulation in the immune system. Her contributions have been recognised through various awards such as the Boehringer Medal from the Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the Julian Wells Medal from the Lorne Genome Conference.

Professor Shannon graduated in 1977 from University College Dublin (UCD) with a BSc (Hons 1st Class) in Zoology followed by a PhD in biochemistry in 1981. She then worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Adelaide and was a Founding Member of the Hanson Centre for Cancer Research at the Institute of Medical and Veterinary Science in Adelaide. In 1998, Prof Shannon joined the John Curtin School of Medical Research at the ANU where she continued her research on gene regulation in the immune system. In addition, she led the development of a genomics facility at the ANU and contributed to the redevelopment of the JCSMR building. She served as President of the Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from 2011-2012 and she has also been President of Lorne Genome Conference Inc. She is currently the Chair of the Board of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Advanced Molecular Imaging (Monash University) and chairs the Scientific Advisory Board for the LaTrobe Institute for Molecular Science.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President, Students and Partnerships

Contact Information

Location: Building 1, Level D, Room 121
Telephone: +61 2 6201 2332
Postal Address: University of Canberra, ACT 2601  

Executive Assistant: Ms Danica Mosti
Telephone: +61 2 6201 2332
Email: Danica.Mosti@canberra.edu.au

Biography

The Vice Chancellor announced the new Executive structure on the 17th November 2016 effective immediately. The new portfolio of Students and Partnerships includes: International; Marketing, Communications and media; Student Recruitment, Admissions and Compliance; Student Administration; Student Mobility; Partnerships (local, national and international); Student Support Services including Medical, Counselling and Welfare; Planning, Business Intelligence and Market Research as well as operational oversight of UC College.

The rationale behind the structural realignment is to create, in close collaboration with other portfolios, a unique UC student experience from enquiry to alumni and to have a single Executive oversight of the student journey at UC.

Rongyu first commenced at the University of Canberra on 22 Feb 2016 as Vice- President Global. His primary responsibility, prior to the latest structural change, was to champion the internationalisation agenda of UC by providing institutional leadership in strategy development and in execution of the strategy and by ensuring UC’s global engagement, marketing and development activities across the institution are aligned with the vision and strategic objectives of the University.

Rongyu has held senior leadership positions for more than a decade in International Education across a number of Higher Education institutions in Australia and New Zealand. His most recent role was the Executive Director, International at RMIT University and prior to that, he was the Executive Director International at Deakin University in Melbourne.

Rongyu has lead the development and execution of a number of internationalisation strategies and he has overseen university partnerships, policy development, international marketing, student recruitment and admissions, compliance, student mobility programs, transnational education programs, industry partnerships and offshore campuses as well as successfully managed English language centres and pathway providers.

His practical and working knowledge of different Higher Education systems, operating models and business practices are nicely complemented by his postgraduate research on the Internationalisation of Higher Education at City University in London.

Rongyu is a member of the DVCI/PVCI Group, a committee of Universities Australia and a long standing board member of the International Education Association of Australia (IEAA). He also serves as the Vice President for the Australia China Business Council (ACBC) ACT Branch and he is a board member of UC College.

Vice-President and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Finance and Infrastructure

Contact Information

Location: Building 1, Room D139
Telephone: +61 2 6201 5045
Email: VPFI@canberra.edu.au
Postal Address: University of Canberra, ACT 2601

Executive Assistant: Ms Alexis Johnson
Telephone: +61 2 6201 5045
Email: VPFI@canberra.edu.au

Biography

Mrs Vicki Williams is the Vice-President and Deputy Vice-Chancellor Finance and Infrastructure at the University of Canberra. Vicki has responsibility for the University’s core business services of Finance, Commercial Services, Campus Estate, Information Management and Technology, Quality and Business Process Improvement. Her primary responsibility is to provide strong financial guidance and sound business acumen to support and enable the delivery of our education, research and campus development objectives.

Vicki has held senior leadership positions for over 25 years managing the delivery of services across finance, human resources, information technology, capital program delivery, facilities and asset management. This experience has been developed across a broad range of industries in management roles with PwC, Walter Turnbull, Calvary Health Care, AirServices Australia, the Housing Industry Association (HIA) and Prime Television.

Vicki is an alumnus of the University of Canberra, is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, a graduate of the Australian Institute of Directors Company Directors program and a member of the DVC-Corporate Group, a committee of Universities Australia. Prior to her appointment into this role, Vicki held the position of UC’s Chief Finance Officer and Director of Finance and Business Services for a period of five years. Her extensive and practical knowledge of a diverse range of business models complements her sound contribution to the strategic leadership of the University.