Carolyn Evans to be Griffith U VC

Carolyn Evans will be Griffith U’s next VC, replacing long-serving Ian O’Connor. She is now DVC (Graduates and International) and Deputy Provost (graduate education)  at the University of Melbourne. Professor Evans was a long-term head of the UniMelb law school and appointed DVC in May 2017.

Glyn Davis was quick to congratulate Professor Evans yesterday, saying in a message to staff;  “as both vice chancellor of the University of Melbourne, and a former vice chancellor at Griffith U, I can say with confidence Carolyn is an outstanding choice for her new role.

“This is cause for celebration of the success of one of our own, as well as sadness at her impending departure from Melbourne.”

Another Melbourne colleague, sometime provost Margaret Sheil, now QUT VC was also quick to welcome Evans’ appointment. “Delighted that Carolyn will be joining us in Queensland. I look forward to working with her and other Queensland VCs.”


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