The University of Wollongong Act, 1989 (as amended) provides that the governing authority of the University shall be the Council. The Council acts for and on behalf of the University and controls and manages the University's affairs.
The Council Members
Back Row: Mr Noel Cornish, Mr Gareth Ward; Mr Peter Fitzgerald; Dr Stephen Andersen (Deputy Chancellor); Mr Robert Ryan; Mr James Parrish
Front Row: Mr Brad Parkinson; Professor Jacqui Ramagge; Dr Elizabeth Magassy; Professor Paul Wellings; Mrs Kim Callaway; Ms Jillian Broadbent (Chancellor); Ms Jane Bridge; Associate Professor Diana Kelly; Mr Ron Perrin
Missing: Mr Geoff O’Donnell; Dr Alex Zelinsky; Mr Dom Figliomeni;
- Role and Function
- List of Current Members
- Council Member Profiles
- Meeting Dates and Deadlines
- Agenda and Council Papers
- Council Meeting Summaries
- The Secretary to the Council
- Public Access to Meetings
- Status of Council Committees
- Council Constitution Rules
- Council Elections
- Council Handbook
Six meetings are normally held in alternate months from February each year.
- Meeting Dates and Deadlines for the current year.
A quorum consists of a majority of the total number of members.
The Agenda is sent to all members, at least one week in advance of a meeting.
The minutes are circulated to members after the meeting for confirmation at the following meeting.
The Chief Administrative Officer, Ms Melva Crouch, is the Secretary to the Council. He is responsible for the preparation and issue of all Council documents. He is assisted by the Assistant Secretary, Dr Nancy Huggett.
The Council resolved in August 1975 that Council meetings would be open to members of the University (although attendance is limited to 10). Members of the University wishing to attend a Council meeting should contact Dr Huggett, Assistant Secretary to Council, in advance of the meeting.
The Vice-Chancellor and Principal arranges for decisions of the Council to be reported to the press whenever this is appropriate.
The Act provides that the Council may by resolution delegate all or any of its powers and functions under the Act, except the power of delegation itself, to any members or to any committee of its members, or to any officer or officers of the University. Committees of Council may decide matters within delegations received from the Council, but otherwise make recommendations to the Council.