List of Chancellors, Vice-Chancellors and Presidents of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

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This is a list of Chancellors, Vice-Chancellors and Presidents of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT).

From its foundation in 1887 until 1991, RMIT was operated as a private institute. During this time, its chief academic officer of RMIT was known as its Principal and its chief executive officer was known as its President - whom also chaired its Council of Directors. After RMIT was made a public university, by an act of the Parliament of Victoria in 1992,[1] the roles of Principal and President were merged into the single position of Vice-Chancellor and President.The Council of Directors was replaced with a Chancellery of Deputy and Pro-Vice-Chancellors and Vice-Presidents - which is headed by the Vice-Chancellor and President.[1]

A board of governors known as the Council of RMIT was created in 1992. It is chaired by the Chancellor of RMIT (a role also created in 1992) as its Governor-in-Council.[1] The Council consists of the Chancellery, the Chair of the Academic Board as well as elected members both drawn from as well as beyond the University community.

The Council is responsible for the "general direction and superintendence of the University".[1] Power over all the academic and administrative affairs of RMIT is passed to the Vice-Chancellor and President by the Council - in accordance with the current Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology Act of 2010.[2][3] The Vice-Chancellor and President is therefore responsible for the "conduct of the University's affairs in all matters".[2][3]

RMIT's international branch campuses in Vietnam and Europe each have their own President - a role equal to that of President of RMIT in Australia, but subordinate to the role of Vice-Chancellor.

The current Chancellor of RMIT is Dr. Ziggy Switkowski, AO.[4] The current Vice-Chancellor and President of RMIT is Dr. Martin G. Bean.[5][6]

RMIT Australia[edit]

Chancellor[edit]

Council President (1887-1991)[edit]

Francis Ormond, founder and philanthropist (President, 1887-1889)
Samuel Gillott, Lord Mayor of Melbourne (President, 1911)
Donald Cameron, politician and trade unionist (President, 1938)
Sir Bernard Evans, architect and Australian Army officer (President, 1959-1960)
  • 1887-1889 Hon. Francis Ormond, MLC (founder)
  • 1889-1899 Prof. William Kernot (brother of Wilfred Kernot - President in 1920)
  • 1900 Joseph Nixon, JP
  • 1901 Hon. Frederick Bromley, MLA
  • 1902 C. S. Paterson
  • 1903 Calder Edkins Oliver
  • 1904 James Robb
  • 1905 Thomas Smith
  • 1906 Hon. William Embling, MLC
  • 1907 James Smith
  • 1908 Hon. Robert Solly, MLA
  • 1909 Senator Stephen Barker, JP
  • 1910 Hon. John Lemmon, MLA
  • 1911 Hon. Sir Samuel Gillott, MLA
  • 1912 Thomas Bride, LLD
  • 1913 Walter Hirst Haigh
  • 1914 William Shearing Busby
  • 1915 A.G. Proudfoot
  • 1916 H. Burgess
  • 1917 R. Fiddes-Brown
  • 1918 Charles Gray, JP
  • 1919 Arthur Hogg Merrin
  • 1920 Wilfred Kernot, MIME (brother of William Kernot - President from 1889-1899)
  • 1921 David Avery
  • 1922 Sir David Hennessy, KB
  • 1923 Daniel White
  • 1924 James Alexander Smith
  • 1925 E.F. Russell
  • 1926 Victor L. Ginn
  • 1927 G.A. Curtis
  • 1928 J.H. Bradshaw
  • 1929 Capt. Charles Harold Peters, MC
  • 1930 F. W. Trotter
  • 1931 Stanley Rodda (also served as Principal between 1913-1927)
  • 1932 Cr. A. E. Kane
  • 1933 Harry Goldman
  • 1934 J. Ash
  • 1935 James Stanley Rogers
  • 1936 Harry R. Balfour
  • 1937 Hon. Percy Clarey, MLC
  • 1938 Hon. Senator Donald Cameron
  • 1939 G.R. Holland
  • 1940 Albert Monk
  • 1941 Charlie Crofts
  • 1942 E. Fred Ryall, JP
  • 1943 Andrew Campbell Ahlston
  • 1944-1945 Henry A.L. Allibon
  • 1946 Lt-Col. James G. Gillespie
  • 1947 Capt. W.B. Nelson
  • 1948 Cr. E.L. Morton
  • 1949 Prof. P.L. Henderson
  • 1950 Prof. C.W.N. Sexton
  • 1951 F. Peter Johns
  • 1952 Prof. Eric Oswald Hercus
  • 1953 James Ross
  • 1954-1955 Dr. Niel Bannatyne Lewis
  • 1956-1958 Leighton F. Irwin, CMG
  • 1959-1960 Brig. Sir Bernard Evans, DSO, ED
  • 1961 Sir Lewis Burne, CBE
  • 1962 F.G.B. May
  • 1963-1964 W.G. Smallman, JP
  • 1965-1966 L.H. "Tod" Waite
  • 1967-1968 John William Wood
  • 1969 L.E. Anderson
  • 1970 George Brown
  • 1971-1972 Clyde James Griffiths, OBE
  • 1973-1974 R.H. Scott
  • 1975-1976 Ian Permezel
  • 1977-1978 Hon. Prof. Evan Walker, MLC, AO
  • 1979-1980 Dr. John Dempster Lawson
  • 1981-1982 Hon. Austin Asche, AC, QC
  • 1983-1984 R.G. Wallace
  • 1985-1987 Dr. D. Race

Chancellor of RMIT (1992-present)[edit]

Vice-Chancellor and President[edit]

Principals (1887-1991)[edit]

  • 1887-1913 Frederick Campbell
  • 1913-1927 Stanley Rodda (also served as President in 1931)
  • 1927-1952 Frank Ellis, MBE
  • 1952-1963 Ronald Mackay
  • 1967-1976 Percival Jackson, CMG, CBE
  • 1977-1978 Dr. Peter Whitton
  • 1979-1988 Prof. Brian Smith, AO
  • 1989-1991 Prof. David Beanland, AO

Vice-Chancellor and President of RMIT (1992-present)[edit]

RMIT Vietnam[edit]

President (2002-present)[edit]

  • 2002-2008 Michael Mann
  • 2009-2011 Prof. Merilyn Liddell, AM
  • 2012-2014 Prof. Joyce Kirk
  • 2014-pres Prof. Gael McDonald

RMIT Europe[edit]

President (2013-present)[edit]

  • 2013-pres Prof. Colin Fudge

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Parliament of Victoria (1992), Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology Act 1992 (repealed), section 1, Australasian Legal Information Institute (online), retrieved 22 September 2012
  2. ^ a b Parliament of Victoria (1992), Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology Act 2010, Section 1, Australasian Legal Information Institute (online), retrieved 22 September 2012
  3. ^ a b Statute 3.3 - The Vice-Chancellor and President, section 3, RMIT University, retrieved 23 September 2012
  4. ^ Council. RMIT University. Retrieved 18 August 2014
  5. ^ Vice-Chancellor and President. RMIT University. Retrieved 14 August 2015
  6. ^ Proven innovator in higher education to lead RMIT. 10 July 2014. RMIT News. RMIT University. Retrieved 14 August 2014

Texts:

  • Murray-Smith, Stephen; Dare, Anthony J. (1987), The Tech: A Centenary History of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (1st ed.), South Yarra (Melbourne): Hyland House, pp. 478–479, ISBN 0-947062-06-8 

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