PROFESSOR Jane den Hollander has been reappointed as Deakin University’s vice-chancellor and president for a further five years.
Deakin University chancellor David Morgan announced the university council had approved the reappointment and was looking forward to seeing what Deakin would achieve under her continued leadership.
“Jane has provided inspirational and highly effective leadership to Deakin University at a time of significant change to the tertiary sector,” Mr Morgan said.
“During her stewardship, Deakin’s reputation and standing in the community has significantly strengthened.
“Deakin has been the highest ranked Victorian university each year for overall student learning satisfaction and student numbers have grown 26 per cent to a projected 50,000 by the end of 2014.” Professor den Hollander said she was honoured to continue her role.
“When I accepted this position in 2010, I said I believed in the transformational effects of education and the capacity of universities to contribute to community capacity, creativity and resilience,” she said.
“It is a privilege to lead a university that is strongly positioning itself to help drive a culture of innovation, creativity and excellence while remaining true to its founding values of inclusion and access to those who seek a good education.
“I look forward to continuing this journey with our great team at Deakin so we meet the future with confidence and do what we do best: educate our graduates for the jobs of the future and make a difference to the communities we serve.”