Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor
At Southern Cross University, the role of the Deputy Vice Chancellor focuses on leading the academic enterprise.
The Deputy Vice Chancellor's division consists of the University's seven schools, the Gnibi College of Indigenous Australian Peoples, SCU College and the Office of Planning, Quality and Review.
The Deputy Vice Chancellor provides support to the Vice Chancellor and is his standing deputy. The Deputy Vice Chancellor also manages industrial relations through chairing the Joint Consultative Forum of management and staff representatives.
The Deputy Vice Chancellor is a member of the Executive of the University and is an ex-officio member of the Academic Board.
Bill MacGillivray was born and raised in Brisbane, attending Camp Hill State School, Brisbane Grammar School and the University of Queensland from which he graduated with a PhD in Physics. Then followed many years at Griffith University where he was the co-founder of the Laser Atomic Physics Laboratory. He undertook appointments as Dean of Science and Technology (1996-1997) and Dean of Science (1997-2002). In 2003 he took up the position of Dean of Sciences at the University of Southern Queensland and was appointed to the conjoint position of Pro Vice Chancellor (Planning and Quality) in 2004. He commenced as Deputy Vice Chancellor at Southern Cross University in April 2007.
Bill was President of the Australian Optical Society in 1991 and 1992, and President of the Australian Council of Deans of Science in 2001 and 2002. He has served on a number of government advisory committees including the federal reference group for the Review of Teaching and Teacher Education and the Queensland Spotlight on Science Taskforce. He has been a member of the Australian Academy of Science National Committees on Physics and Spectroscopy.
He has produced in excess of 160 journal and conference papers in the field of atomic collision physics and gained approximately $3.8 million in research funding. He taught physics, electronics and mathematics at all levels and supervised 15 PhD students and over fifty honours students.
Updated: 22 March 2012