As a result of recent changes to the state government legislation governing University Council membership – “Education Legislation Amendment (TAFE and University Governance Reform) Bill 2015, the University has called for nominations for the positions of an elected student member and an elected staff member of the La Trobe University Council.

An election was held for the position of an elected staff and student member on the University Council. The successful candidates are:

Staff Member - Associate Professor Jill Murray

Student Member - Mr Kevin Kapeke


Council is the governing body of the University with responsibility for the general direction and superintendence of the University and may exercise all the powers, functions and duties of the University, subject to the Act, the University Statutes and University Regulations.

In broad terms, Council appoints and monitors the performance of the Vice-Chancellor, approves the mission, direction and strategic plan of the University and oversees the management and performance of the University. The responsibilities, powers and functions of Council are set out in sections 8 and 9 of the Act.

Council comprises ex-officio members, government and council appointed members, and elected members.

All Council members must act in the interest of the whole University and in accordance with the requirements of the Council members rights and responsibilities document.

Staff and students considering nominating for these positions are requested to read the following information:

For more information contact: elections@latrobe.edu.au