Our university leadership is driven by an active and ongoing commitment to excellence, trust and courage.

Southern Cross University Executive during Lismore floods
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My name is Tyrone Carlin and it's my enormous privilege to be the Vice-Chancellor of Southern Cross University.

This is an extraordinary university.

It's an extraordinary university because of the spirit of community that exists throughout both within the university and in the regions that we serve.

It's an extraordinary community because of its orientation towards quality and innovation the energy and the personal touch that we bring to our relationships with each other and to looking after our students.

The university does remarkable work in education and research and as I look around our campuses the energy and the passion that I see continually inspires me and it fills me with enormous confidence for our future.

And I hope you share that confidence too.

As I undertake my work as Vice-Chancellor I'm really looking forward to working with you and our communities and building a great future together.

Southern Cross University is deeply connected with the regions we call home.

Our purpose centres on the life-changing impact we can have through our teaching and research, empowering and galvanising our leadership team to act boldly, with thoughtfulness and compassion.

Chancellor Sandra McPhee AM

Welcome from the Chancellor

There has never been a more critical time for us to work in concert with local communities, government and industry to create the knowledge and capabilities needed in our regions, the nation and around the world.

This collaboration is central to the purpose of Southern Cross University and one the University Council actively enables, while embracing our core values of collegiality and integrity.

On behalf of the Council of the University, I welcome you to the Southern Cross University community.

Sandra McPhee AM

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Guided by purpose

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Executives and Faculty leadership

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Our Responsibility and Accountability

The Vice-Chancellor is accountable to the University Council for implementing the Strategic Plan.

To ensure functional and accountable governance, University work units are organised around nine executive leads for key thematic areas of operations: Research, Students and Registrar, Academic Portfolio Office including Academic Innovation and Academic Quality, Engagement, Strategy and Implementation, Finance, and Operations. Each has a portfolio work plan to align with the objectives and ultimately deliver the strategic goal.

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The Annual Report is a summary of the operations of the University over the past year.

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