4 August 2017
The Governor of Queensland, Paul de Jersey AC, will install Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus Houston AK, AFC (Ret’d) as the University of the Sunshine Coast’s new Chancellor at a formal investiture ceremony at USC on Monday 7 August.
The ceremony will be held at the University’s Innovation Centre auditorium at 4pm, with invited guests arriving from 3.30pm.
Sir Angus, who was the Chief of the Australian Defence Force from 2005-2011, accepted the appointment as Chancellor following the recent retirement of John Dobson OAM, who had served in this role for the past decade.
Sir Angus will become the University’s fourth Chancellor, following John Dobson OAM (2007-2017), Ian Kennedy AO (1998-2007) and retired Justice Tony Fitzgerald QC (1994-98).
He has worked closely with USC since 2011. As Chair of USC’s QMNI Foundation Board, he was a driving force behind the establishment of the Sunshine Coast Mind and Neuroscience – Thompson Institute, and has helped position USC as a leader in community mental health.
As Chancellor, Sir Angus will lead the University’s governing Council and be responsible for strategic and governance oversight. He will ensure USC remains accountable to its strategic goals, as well as to its students, staff and communities.
— Terry Walsh