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Co-Dean Professor Tyrone Carlin appointed University of Sydney Deputy Vice-Chancellor

04 Apr 2014

One of Australia's most experienced higher education professionals, the University of Sydney Business School's Co-Dean, Professor Tyrone Carlin, has been appointed as the University's Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Registrar).

Professor Carlin, who is also Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education Operations), is one of two new appointments to the post of Deputy Vice-Chancellor.

The other is Professor Philippa (Pip) Pattison who is currently Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at the University of Melbourne. Professor Pattison joins the University of Sydney as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education).

"As part of the University's Strategic Plan 2011-15, we have already seen fantastic progress in areas such as social inclusion, indigenous participation and curriculum reform, said Dr Michael Spence, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sydney. "These new appointments will lead to major changes in e-learning, student feedback and student wellbeing support."

"I am delighted that we have been able to make such fine appointments from an especially strong field," Dr Spence said. "I am confident that under the leadership and guidance of these fine academics, we will also be able to better coordinate education functions across the University, and realise our vision for education and the quality of our students' experience."

The two new roles follow a restructure arising from a review of the role of the previous Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) and Registrar Portfolio.

As Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Registrar), Professor Carlin will take responsibility for student experience and operations, including admissions, recruitment and enrolment.

Professor Carlin has been Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education Operations) at the University of Sydney since 2012 and has served as Co-Dean of the Business School since 2013. Prior to joining the University of Sydney, Professor Carlin held a variety of senior academic appointments, including Dean of Law at Macquarie University and director of academic programs at Macquarie Graduate School of Management.

"Professor Carlin will begin his new role as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Registrar) immediately, and will be responsible for how we manage and develop each student's relationship with the University, from their first enquiry to their graduation," Dr Spence said. "Building on his work as Pro-Vice-Chancellor, he will be responsible for student recruitment and induction, orientation and mentoring."

"He will also oversee the management and development of student support services, facilitate co-curricular activities and liaison with student organisations and the residential colleges, and be responsible for the review and development of the University's provision of services for student health, wellbeing and welfare. Other areas of responsibility will include reviewing and improving support for international students, building international exchange opportunities, and progressing work relating to student accommodation and informal learning spaces.

"I look forward to working with Professors Pattison and Carlin to build on the progress we have already made towards the goals in our strategic plan that relate to the quality of our educational and student experience, especially through opening new pathways to the University for all students of promise," Dr Spence concluded.