Council and its Committees

2016 Council members pictured above, from left to right: Mr Brad Parkinson,
Dr Steve Andersen OAM, Professor Nan Seuffert, Mr Michael Zelinsky, Mr Robert Ryan,
Ms Julie Gray, Ms Jane Bridge, Professor Paul Wellings CBE (Vice-Chancellor),
Professor Wilma Vialle, Ms Jillian Broadbent AO (Chancellor), Miss YangMing Goh,
Mr Noel Cornish (Deputy Chancellor), Dr Elizabeth Magassy,
A/Professor Rodney Vickers and Mr Peter Fitzgerald.

(Council members not pictured: Mr Dom Figliomeni and Ms Nieves Murray)


The following new members are congratulated on their election to 
Council for terms commencing 1 January 2016:

Professor Nan Seuffert – Academic Staff Member
Ms Julie Gray – Non-Academic Staff Member
Miss YangMing Goh – Undergraduate Member

Associate Professor Rodney Vickers is also congratulated
for his re-election as an Academic Staff Member.

The following members are congratulated on their reappointment to Council by the
Hon. Adrian Piccoli MP, NSW Minister for Education, for terms commencing 1 January 2016:

Mr Noel Cornish – Ministerial Appointment
Dr Elizabeth Magassy – Ministerial Appointment    



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. She is responsible for the preparation and issue of all Council documents. She is assisted by the Deputy Secretary, Dr Nancy Huggett.


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.


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, Deputy Secretary to Council, in advance of the meeting.

The Vice-Chancellor arranges for decisions of the Council to be reported to the press whenever this is appropriate.

Committee Dates 

2016 Schedule of Committee Meetings

The Schedule includes meeting details for University Council and Council committees, Academic Senate and its committees, as well as Faculty and other University Committees.

2017 Schedule of Committee Meetings - DRAFT

The 2017 Schedule of Committee Meetings is currently being drafted and will be regularly updated. Please send your updates and enquiries to Sunny Skipp.