Professor Greg Hill has served as the Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of the Sunshine Coast since 2011 and previously as Deputy Vice-Chancellor from 2005-2010.
As the University’s Chief Executive Officer, Professor Hill is responsible for leading the University's strategic development and the management of operations across sites at Sippy Downs, Gympie, Noosa, Fraser Island and Brisbane.
Professor Hill is recognised nationally for research, teaching innovation, technology transfer to developing countries, and Indigenous education. His research interests include: remote sensing, wildlife ecology, environmental planning, and education.
Current membership of Boards and Committees includes:
- Member, Universities Australia (UA),
- Lead Vice-Chancellor for UA in the area of Indigenous Higher Education;
- Member, Department of Education, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Higher Education Advisory Council (ATSIHEAC);
- Foundation Member, Regional Universities Network;
- Board Member, Education Australia Limited;
- Board Member, IDP Education Pty Limited;
- Member, Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre Ltd; and
- Fellow, Queensland Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Previous memberships have included:
- Chair, Department of Education, Office of Learning and Teaching Academic Secondment Program Reference Group;
- Australian Learning and Teaching Council’s Priority Projects Standing Committee;
- Consortium for Integrated Resource Management (CIRM);
- Smart Water Board; and
- National Seniors Research and Education Advisory Committee.
Professor Hill began his career as a primary school teacher, later completing a BA Honours (Geography) and PhD (Wildlife/Statistical Ecology) at the University of Queensland (UQ) where he taught for 15 years and was appointed as Reader in Geographical Sciences and Director of the Australian Research Council Key Centre in Land Information Studies (AKCLIS).
He accepted the Foundation Chair in Tropical Environmental Science at Charles Darwin University (CDU) in 1995 and was a Dean from 1997 to 2004.
At CDU, he was actively involved in the establishment, management and governance of University and national research centres including the Tropical Savannas CRC, the Sustainable Tourism CRC, Centre for Tropical Wetlands Management, the Centre for Indigenous Natural and Cultural Resource Management and the ARC Key Centre in Tropical Wildlife Management. He held various government appointments including: Chair, Northern Territory Board of Studies; Kakadu National Park Research Advisory Committee; and the AVCC’s (now UA) Indigenous Advisory Committee.
His experience in the Northern Territory cemented a commitment to Indigenous Australians and he is privileged to be adopted into the community of the White Eagle (Mak Mak) people from the Finnis River district.