University appoints Deputy Vice-Chancellor Student Life

Kerri-Lee Krause
The University has appointed Kerri-Lee Krause as Deputy Vice-Chancellor Student Life. Picture courtesy Education Services Australia.

The University of Melbourne has appointed a new senior executive to lead its focus on the student experience across its campuses.

Professor Kerri-Lee Krause, an expert on the contemporary student experience and higher education quality standards, has been appointed Deputy Vice-Chancellor Student Life.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Duncan Maskell said: “I am delighted to have Kerri-Lee join us at the University of Melbourne. She has extensive experience in the higher education sector and will bring exceptional vision to our University. Kerri-Lee will lead our approach to an improved student life across the University.

“Students are at the heart of our University and everything we do must shape and deliver a better experience for them today and into the future.  We want to offer students the very best experience on our campuses and encourage and nurture them so they are able to interrogate knowledge in productive ways and to help them grow into the leaders of tomorrow.”

Professor Krause said: “It is a great honour to be joining the University of Melbourne and have the opportunity to help shape and deliver an outstanding student experience for the current and future students across the University.”

Professor Krause is currently Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) and Professor of Higher Education at La Trobe University and is recognised nationally and internationally for her contributions to higher education research and policy. She is Deputy Chair of the Higher Education Standards Panel.

Prior to La Trobe, Professor Krause was Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost at Victoria University and was Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education) at the University of Western Sydney. She has a Master of Arts and PhD in Education from Macquarie University.

Professor Krause will commence on 2 December 2019.