An innovative vision. A future with impact

The Vice-Chancellor’s Portfolio comprises:

  • The Office of the Vice-Chancellor and President
  • Chair of Academic Board
  • Advancement and Alumni
  • Government, Policy and Strategy

The Office of the Vice-Chancellor and President (OVCP)

The OVCP provides operational, governance and advisory support to the Vice-Chancellor and President.

The office is responsible for co-ordinating the Vice-Chancellor and President’s schedule and communications. It works closely with members of the University’s Senior Executive including their portfolios, providing advice and support to the ACU community on the Vice-Chancellor’s behalf 

The office co-ordinates the activities for the following senior management committees: 

The Vice-Chancellor’s Advisory Committee (VCAC)

The Vice-Chancellor’s Executive Board (VCEB)

The University Consultative Committee (UCC)

Chair of Academic Board

The Chair of Academic Board reports to the University Senate, overseeing all matters relating to learning and teaching, research and research training, academic policy, programs and regulations.

The Chair coordinates the work of Academic Board – providing senior academic leadership, efficient governance and effective communication between the academic community and the University Senior Executive.

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Advancement and Alumni

The Advancement and Alumni unit develops partnerships with alumni, donors, stakeholders, charities, and organisations to deliver a program of fundraising and engagement which supports the ACU Mission.

The team is focused on developing major giving strategies, forming mutually beneficial relationships with ACU alumni, and maximising philanthropic impact for ACU donors.

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Government, Policy and Strategy

The Government, Policy and Strategy directorate is responsible for managing high level policy issues and government relations on behalf of the University.

The directorate works closely with internal stakeholders and develops relationships with key external stakeholders – particularly in federal, state and local government – to ensure the University’s interests are well represented in the development and implementation of public policy.

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Good leaders are good listeners

We are a dynamic institution. ACU is a place where new ideas and innovative solutions are used to meet the challenges of our age. Our people are our strength; our mission is our reference point

Our plans, your future


Innovation supports our commitment to be the best university possible for our students, staff and community. We are dedicated to delivering market facing courses, extending our digital capability, and improving the student experience.


We are building ACU’s digital education presence at the scale required to make an impact. ACU’s expansion to digital education, in addition to blended and face-to-face offerings, is a key strategic priority. Online digitally enhanced offerings extend our education reach and access.


Through engagement, we support communities and build lasting connections. Our philanthropy projects create opportunity for those in need, foster a spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship, and serve the common good.

ACU Strategic Plan 2020 – 2023

Our Strategic Plan outlines a new set of priorities which reflect our mission and direction.

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Mission, Identity and values

As a Catholic university, we are guided by our clear mission, strong sense of identity, and firm set of values

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Leadership and governance

Strong leadership and governance are essential. We are an ambitious university which is focused on delivering excellence.

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