Fellows of Senate

Daphne Anne Kok

Mrs Daphne Kok served as a Fellow of Senate elected by and from the graduates of the University from 1975 to 1982, and from 1984 to 2001, and was Deputy Chancellor from 1986 to 1989 and from 1991 to 2000.


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BA LLM Sydney
Fellow of Senate 1975 - 1982 and 1984 - 2001, including election by Senate as
– Deputy Chancellor 1986 - 1989 and 1991 - 2000

Honorary Fellow of the University of Sydney (2005)

Mrs Kok served as a Fellow of Senate elected by and from the graduates of the University from 1975 to 1982, and from 1984 to 2001, and was Deputy Chancellor from 1986 to 1989 and from 1991 to 2000.

Immediately following election to Senate she became a member of the By-laws Committee, the Finance Committee and the Academic Appeals Committee and was involved with many changes of processes both of the Committees and of Faculties and Boards. She was involved with Student Disciplinary Appeals and the development and refinement of its rules and procedures. She was an active ex-officio member of all Senate Committees and University Foundations while Deputy Chancellor. During that period she chaired the Buildings and Grounds Committee, and various Liaison Committees, presided at many Graduations and attended numerous university and public events in that capacity. She was the first member of Finance Committee appointed to the newly established Tender Board on which she served for four years, when its processes were being refined and strengthened.

She took a special interest in equity issues in the University, including the improvement of Equal Opportunity both in employment and education, development of anti-harassment procedures, and the establishment of the Broadway Scheme, in environment and security issues, and especially in the provision of high quality but affordable child care on various campuses. In the interests of transparency and accountability in University governance she worked for the introduction of open Senate meetings.

She was in the Law Graduates Association and the Arts Association, and on the Council of the Arts Alumni Association. She was on the inaugural Councils of the Law School Foundation and of the University of Sydney Union Foundation of which she was Founder Chairperson. She was a member of the Council of International House, and Chairperson of the Law Extension Committee and of Wentworth Annex Limited.

She served on Senate under four Chancellors and with three Vice-Chancellors. She sat on Selection Committees for two Vice-Chancellors, and upwards of twenty Deputy Vice-Chancellors, Pro-Vice-Chancellors, and Deputy Principals, and contributed to the development of the University’s Strategic Plan and a number of reviews of Senate Procedures and Business.