Will Hodgman

Premier of Tasmania



10 November 2017

Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training

Congratulations to Professor Rufus Black - new University of Tasmania VC

Congratulations to Professor Rufus Black who has been appointed as the new Vice Chancellor and President at the University of Tasmania.

Professor Black is the Deputy Chancellor of Victoria University and holds degrees in law and politics from the University of Melbourne and degrees in moral theology from the University of Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar.

Professor Black replaces Professor Peter Rathjen, who made a major contribution to the transformation of the University of Tasmania during his 7 years’ in the role, and has returned to Adelaide with our best wishes.

Professor Black has an extensive resume which includes secular theology, championing entrepreneurial education, private sector experience with management consulting firm McKinsey and Company in Australia and Asia and is a director of law firm Corrs Chambers Westgarth.

He joins the University of Tasmania at an extremely exciting time and we look forward to welcoming Professor Black into the Tasmanian community and putting his special stamp on the next period of growth and change for the University.



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