Trinity College installs 8th Warden

September 15 / 167

Pictured, L–R: Residential Senior Student, Jack Dawson; Foundation Studies student, Sherry Wang; Warden of Trinity College, Professor Ken Hinchcliff; The Archbishop of Melbourne, The Most Reverend Dr Philip Freier
Pictured, L–R: Residential Senior Student, Jack Dawson; Foundation Studies student, Sherry Wang; Warden of Trinity College, Professor Ken Hinchcliff; The Archbishop of Melbourne, The Most Reverend Dr Philip Freier

 

The installation of the 8th Warden of Trinity College, Professor Ken Hinchcliff, took place on Friday 11 September.

 

 

The Archbishop of Melbourne, Philip Freier, formally installed Professor Hinchcliff at a moving service of Evensong in the Trinity Chapel, followed by a celebratory dinner. 

 

More than 230 guests – family, friends, Fellows, alumni, students and staff – affirmed the Archbishop’s call to support the new Warden.

 

Following a welcome from Chairman of the Trinity Board, Jim Craig, Professor Hinchcliff shared his vision for the College, saying it will be a Trinity ‘that takes all the strength and wisdom of our past, retains its core values, and adapts to the changing demands of modern tertiary education’.

 

The installation was an important expression of the rich Trinity community: Professor Hinchcliff’s daughter and Trinity alumna Alexandra Hinchcliff, and Trinity Senior Fellow, Bishop James Grant, read lessons; and prayers were read by Foundation Studies student Ms Sherry Wang, resident Senior Student Jack Dawson, and the President of the Theological School students, Melissa Clark.  

 

The College was honoured to have three Chancellors present – Elizabeth Alexander of the University of Melbourne, Graeme Blackman of the University of Divinity, and Lady Hale, Chancellor of Bristol University and visitor to Trinity and the Melbourne Law School as the Caldwell Lecturer.

 

Professor Hinchcliff comes to the College with impeccable academic qualifications and an impressive resume of global academic leadership roles at the University of Melbourne as Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, and previously at the Ohio State University where he was the Head of Equine Medicine and Surgery. As an alumnus of Trinity, the place he met his wife Carole (TC 1978), Ken brings to the role “a deep understanding of what Trinity is”, a passion for student education, and a commitment to aim for a Trinity that is internationally recognised for the excellence of all its programs and residential experience.

 

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