The College holds a special place in the hearts of all those associated with it, not the least myself.
As a former student of University College, I am honoured to be appointed as the President of Council. I have the greatest respect for the wonderful institution University College and I look forward to helping the College move into the next chapter with the anticipated growth in our community in the years to come.
2017 was a big year for the College in many ways – most obviously the continued efforts to complete the new Roper and Sweet wings with the forbearance of students who have worked so hard to achieve tremendous results in their studies whilst maintaining the positive community spirit of the College. We especially want to thank you, our students and your families for the continued understanding and tolerance. Thank you for your support and patience.
It is a mammoth project which will transform the College and enable us to continue providing a supportive environment with the added bonus of world class facilities and rooms for our students.
I wish to acknowledge the outgoing President of Council, Mrs Anne Cronin OAM, who was recently recognised for her work in community health and medical research. But more important to us, are her many years on the College Council. Anne has served on the Council of University College since 1990 and has been President since 2002. Her leadership of the College has seen the achievement of many significant milestones. Anne has played a decisive role in the growth of the College over the last 15 years.
On behalf of the Council, and our College community, I wish to sincerely thank the Head of College, her management team and staff. It has been an unpredictable year with the construction project but Dr McDonald and her staff have pushed through, determined to achieve the College’s strategic objectives.
President of Council