23 July 2010: Professor Gabrielle McMullen, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at Australian Catholic University (ACU), has announced she will retire after 15 years with ACU.
Professor McMullen joined the Ballarat Campus in 2005 as Rector, before moving to the role of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic Affairs), and then in 2000 to her current position as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), based at the Melbourne Campus.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Greg Craven said any staff who have worked with Professor McMullen closely over the years will attest to her unstinting commitment and work ethic.
“Her organisational and managerial skills are exceptional, and her efficiency and integrity have facilitated the University’s stability and subsequent growth,” he said.
“Her service to the University has been underpinned by a strong faith. She cares deeply for the nurturing of the Catholic identity of the institution and models her faith commitment and the Mission of the University.”
Professor Craven said Professor McMullen had earned the respect and admiration of the many people she dealt with regularly - including Church and Government officials, staff and students.
Professor Gabrielle McMullen
“I am personally deeply grateful to Professor McMullen for the dedication and loyalty she has shown me as Vice-Chancellor,” he said. “She is intensely loyal to her colleagues, manages complex matters and is highly ethical in all that she does.”
Professor McMullen said she will retire following the appointment of a new Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic).
"I have been privileged to play a part in the founding years of Australian Catholic University, first in governance and then in two senior leadership roles,” she said.
“It has been personally fulfilling to contribute to bringing the Catholic intellectual tradition and social teaching to Australian higher education, as reflected in our distinctive teaching and learning, research and scholarship, and community engagement, and to work with staff across our six campuses in this endeavour.”