CSU leader and mentor retires after 30 years’ service

Thursday 20 Jul 2017

A career focussed on promoting education to transform lives and develop sustainable regional communities is being celebrated this week by Charles Sturt University (CSU).

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration) Professor Ken Dillon retires on Saturday 22 July after 30 years of service to CSU and its predecessor institutions.

Professor Dillon began his career in the classroom as a school teacher in the country town of Yass.

Six years later, he joined CSU in 1987 as a lecturer in teacher librarianship. He then held multiple roles including Co-Director of the Centre for Information Studies, Head of the School of Information Studies; Associate Dean in the Faculty of Arts; Sub-Dean (Learning and Teaching); Associate Dean (Academic) within the Faculty of Education; and acting Executive Dean of the Faculty of Business.

As a credit to Professor Dillon's leadership abilities, he held leadership positions across all of CSU's faculties.

In 2011, Professor Dillon was appointed to a new role at the University - Dean of Studies overseeing Academic Support, Indigenous Student Services, TAFE Partnerships, and Course Quality Initiatives.

The following year, Professor Dillon was appointed Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration).

CSU Vice-Chancellor Professor Andrew Vann has praised his contributions to the University.

"Ken is a leader who demonstrates intelligence, guidance, foresight and compassion.

"He has achieved great success in the completion of initiatives from within his Administration Portfolio and we have made some important changes to our support for students and staff under his leadership.

"I would also like to note that many staff have told me how much they appreciated Ken's guidance and mentorship when they took on leadership roles in the University.

"I wish him a very rewarding retirement and thank him for his distinguished career at Charles Sturt University.

"My gratitude is not confined to his services to the University over three decades but also extends to his work for the wider higher education sector and the communities of regional NSW."


Media contact: Fiona Halloran , (02) 6933 2207

Media Note:

The media is invited to attend Professor Ken Dillon's retirement morning tea from 10am on Friday 21 July, in the Convention Centre, building 230, Jingellic Place, CSU in Wagga Wagga.