ACU chooses constitutional expert as new vice-chancellor

The Australian Catholic University has announced the appointment of law professor Greg Craven as its new vice-chancellor to succeed Professor Peter Sheehan who will step down after ten years in the role.

"On behalf of the entire University community I would like to warmly congratulate Professor Craven on his appointment as Vice-Chancellor and look forward to welcoming him to the University in the near future," ACU Chancellor Br Julian McDonald said according to an ACU statement.

"Professor Craven has enjoyed a distinguished career in academia, the law and public life," he said.

In addition to his two years as Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Curtin University of Technology, Professor Craven was the foundation Dean and Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame Australia and prior to this held academic positions at the University of Melbourne.

Professor Craven has also served as Crown Counsel for the State of Victoria.

"At this time, I would like to publicly acknowledge the extremely high quality candidates who applied for the position of Vice-Chancellor," Br McDonald said.

"The fact that so many outstanding applicants expressed interest in the role truly speaks to the high regard in which the University is held in the higher education and wider community.

"As we look to the future I want to publicly recognise the extraordinary leadership of our outgoing Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Sheehan AO. He has overseen advances and developments that have enhanced the reputation and standing of the University in the higher education sector in particular and in the wider community in general."

Australian Catholic University is Australia's only Catholic, national, publicly funded university.

ACU National appoints new Vice-Chancellor (ACU Media Release, 7/8/07)

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8 Aug 2007