- Charles Sturt Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) conferred with Honorary Doctorate – Doctor of Letters – by University of Newcastle
- Professor John Germov has a PhD from the University of Newcastle and is the organisation’s former Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Education and Arts
- Professor Germov recently participated in Charles Sturt’s graduations in Wagga Wagga, Albury-Wodonga, Sydney and Canberra
Charles Sturt University’s (Charles Sturt) Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Professor John Germov has been conferred the highest honour by another university for his service, leadership, and significant contributions to research, higher education and the wider Hunter region community over the past 25 years.
The University of Newcastle conferred Professor Germov with a Doctor of Letters (honoris causa) on Monday 16 December.
Professor Germov was the University of Newcastle’s former Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic) and Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Education and Arts.
He is also a University of Newcastle alumnus, graduating with a PhD in sociology.
Professor Germov is a sociologist and a published author of more than 24 books, articles and chapters.
He has also professionally contributed to the arts and social sciences in numerous ways, including as the President of the Australasian Council of Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (DASSH), President of The Australian Sociological Association (TASA), and service on the Executive of the International Sociological Association (ISA).
In 2010, Professor Germov received the Outstanding Service to The Australian Sociological Association Award.
Professor Germov is a passionate advocate for the transformational impact of university education, especially its role in transforming regions, widening participation and creating informed citizenry.
As Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at Charles Sturt, Professor Germov takes these principles into his work every day by leading the delivery of the University’s academic programs, ensuring the maintenance of academic standards, and supporting the innovation in the provision of learning and teaching.
“I take a lot of pride in Charles Sturt University’s ability to educate professionals who go on to create a world worth living in,” he said.
“The University’s recent graduations saw a number of our own past students and staff receive Honorary Doctorates in their chosen fields.
“To receive this conferral from the University of Newcastle, a university I have great respect for, is truly a very humbling experience and a great honour.”