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.
Back Row: Mr Michael Zelinsky; Dr Alex Zelinsky; Mr Dom Figliomeni; Mr Robert Ryan; Dr Stephen Andersen OAM (Deputy Chancellor); Mr Geoff O'Donnell; Mr Peter Fitzgerald; Mr Paul Ell; Mr Noel Cornish
Front Row: Professor Jacqui Ramagge; Mr Brad Parkinson; Ms Jane Bridge; Professor Diana Kelly; Ms Theresa Hoynes; Ms Jillian Broadbent AO (Chancellor); Professor Paul Wellings CBE (Vice-Chancellor); Ms Nieves Murray; Dr Elizabeth Magassy;
Missing: Associate Professor Rodney Vickers
- 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
Meeting Dates and Deadlines
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.
Agenda and Council Papers
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 Secretary to the Council
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.
Public Access to Meetings
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.
Status of Council Committees
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.