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Deakin V-C reappointed

Deakin Newsroom     |       26 June 2014

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Professor Jane den Hollander has been reappointed as Deakin University’s Vice-Chancellor and President for a further five years from 1 July 2014.
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The Chancellor of Deakin University, David Morgan said that Professor den Hollander “has provided inspirational and highly effective leadership to Deakin University at a time of janedenhollander2014significant change to the tertiary sector.

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.

Mr Morgan said Professor den Hollander’s reappointment would enable her to continue to implement the LIVE the future: Agenda 2020 strategic plan, which has been embraced by staff, helped to differentiate Deakin and provided strong direction for the University.

In accepting her reappointment, Professor den Hollander said she was honoured to continue her role as Vice-Chancellor at a University with such a strong commitment to teaching and research excellence, access and participation and regional engagement.

Deakin University was recently ranked number one in Victoria and 59 in the world by the Times Higher Education’s list of the world’s top 100 universities under 50 years old. This is a stunning achievement and a great credit to the values and commitment of Deakin University staff, researchers, students, communities and industry partners.

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