The Executive is the University's primary management decision-making body and is led by the Vice-Chancellor.
Professor Jane den Hollander is Vice-Chancellor and President of Deakin University and Chief Executive of the University.
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) has overall responsibility for research, research training and commercialisation.
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) leads Deakin's ambitious curriculum reform and management of the student learning experience.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement) provides strategic leadership at Deakin for the development, nurturing and monitoring of domestic and international academic and research partnerships; the branding, marketing and positioning of the University globally; and the recruitment of domestic and international students.
The Pro Vice-Chancellor (Planning and Integrity) is part of the Office of the Vice-Chancellor and is responsible for planning, risk and compliance, governance, quality and standards, legal services and internal audit; and is the primary liaison with the Australian Government Department of Education and Training, the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and the Australian Qualifications Framework Council (AQFC).
The Vice-President (Advancement) is responsible for a broad range of activities related to building effective and deep community engagement with Deakin's alumni, business and industry partners and the wider communities of each campus. The portfolio of the Vice-President (Advancement) comprises Donor Relations, Alumni Relations, Media Relations and Corporate Communications, Community Relations and Commercial and Corporate Events Management.
The Vice-President (Enterprise) has strategic and leadership responsibility for the services, resources and facilities Deakin provides for its students, staff and communities it serves. The portfolio includes: Division of Student Administration; Division of Student Life; Equity and Diversity; Human Resources Division; Campus Services; and Facilities Services.
The Chief Financial Officer has overall responsibility for the financial operations of the University; the finance function in Faculties, Institutes and other areas; commercial management; governance; the University's insurance portfolio and the provision of legal advice and services.
The Chief Digital Officer (CDO) leads the development and implementation of the University's Digital Strategy and is responsible for the University's Information Management Strategy, for the provision of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) services, and the full range of digital disciplines.
The Faculty is comprised of the Schools of: Communication and Creative Arts; Education and Humanities and Social Sciences.
The Faculty is comprised of two Schools: Deakin Law School and Deakin Business School. The Business School constitutes six academic departments: Accounting, Economics, Finance; Information Systems and Business Analytics; Management and Marketing.
The Faculty is comprised of the Schools of: Exercise and Nutrition Sciences; Health and Social Development; Medicine; Nursing and Midwifery; and Psychology.
The Faculty is comprised of the Schools of: Architecture and Built Environment; Engineering; Information Technology; and Life and Environmental Sciences.
Terms of Reference
The University Executive is chaired by the Vice-Chancellor and comprises the Deputy Vice-Chancellors, the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Planning and Integrity), the Faculty Pro Vice-Chancellors and the Vice-Presidents (including the Chief Financial Officer and the Chief Digital Officer). The Chair of the Academic Board attends (with rights of audience and debate).
The University Executive meets fortnightly.
Terms of Reference
- To develop and oversee the implementation of the University's Strategic Plan for approval by Council.
- To determine the University's strategic response to changes in the environment within the higher education sector and beyond.
- To make planning and resourcing decisions aligned to the University's strategic priorities and government policy.
- To oversee the University's performance.
- To seek input from the Senior Management Group on relevant planning and resourcing decisions.
- To provide advice to the Vice-Chancellor on any other matter.