Southern Cross University History

Our story

Inaugural Vice Chancellor Barry Conyngham 1994

The early 1990s was an exciting time for Southern Cross University as it evolved from what was a Teachers College, in the 1970s, into a fully-fledged University with its own identity in 1994.

This site has been developed to showcase stories, historical information and personal recollections of the University's development. It includes a condensed Brief History of SCU from Teachers College (pre-1994) to University.


Inaugural Vice Chancellor Barry Conyngham sits in with students at the first SCU Orientation Day at Lismore campus.