Media release: Vice Chancellor, Celia Hammond

06 March 2019

Vice Chancellor Professor Celia Hammond

After a remarkable 21 years at The University of Notre Dame Australia, especially the last 11 years as Vice Chancellor, Professor Celia Hammond has announced that as she wished to pursue a unique opportunity she would bring forward her leaving date to the close of business today. *

The University’s Board of Trustees and Board of Directors paid tribute to Professor Hammond and to the role she has played in transforming Notre Dame into one of Australia’s highest performing universities.

Both Trustees and Directors thanked Celia for her leadership, dedication and contribution over two decades to Notre Dame.  During this time Notre Dame has achieved outstanding QILT results, financial and capital growth and, in particular, recognition by Notre Dame students as the best University in Australia for overall quality of educational experience.

The Board of Trustees and Directors wished Celia and her family well in their future endeavours.

In preparation for Professor Hammond’s departure this year, over the past six months the Board has conducted a national and international recruitment process for the appointment of the fourth Vice Chancellor of Notre Dame. This process is continuing with an announcement of this appointment in the very near future.

In the meanwhile, the University is pleased to announce that the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Corporate) Mr Peter Tranter, has been appointed Acting Vice Chancellor effective close of business today.

* Leaving date brought forward from December 2019.

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