Tom Kvan appointed Pro Vice-Chancellor (Campus and Global Developments)

June 15 / 160

Professor Tom Kvan has been appointed Pro Vice Chancellor (Campus and Global Developments)
Professor Tom Kvan has been appointed Pro Vice Chancellor (Campus and Global Developments)

The Dean of the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning Tom Kvan has been appointed Pro Vice-Chancellor (Campus and Global Developments).

 

Professor Kvan will step away from his very successful tenure as Dean on June 30 to fully devote himself to an ambitious campus development plan that will support the next iteration of the University's Growing Esteem strategy.

Previously Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Campus Development), Professor Kvan will report to the Provost and work closely with the DVC (International) Susan Elliott on international projects, and VP Policy and Projects, Julie Wells.

In announcing the appointment, Vice Chancellor Glyn Davis noted Professor Kvan’s outstanding achievements as Dean of ABP over the past eight years, including the creation of the Master of Architecture, which now produces the largest cohort of architecture graduates in the country.

“Anyone who has walked through the wonderful Melbourne School of Design Building, for which he led the design and delivery, will have no doubt of Tom's vision and expertise,” Professor Davis said. 

Professor Kvan sees the new appointment as an extension of his role as Assistant Vice Chancellor for Campus Development and looks forward to giving shape to the University’s grand aspirations: “I am very honoured to be given this opportunity to contribute more broadly and look forward to the challenge.”

Professor Daryl Le Grew, AC will assume the role of Interim Dean of ABP from July 1.  Professor Le Grew was formerly Dean of Architecture at Deakin University, Vice-Chancellor at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Tasmania.  He is currently a Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow here at Melbourne.

“Professor Le Grew will provide experienced leadership for the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning as the University enacts these exciting changes,” said Professor Davis.

 

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