The University Council is the governing body of the University, presided over by the Chancellor and with membership defined by the La Trobe University Act of 1964.
The Academic Board
The Academic Board considers and advises the Vice-Chancellor and the University Council on academic matters and any other broad issues which affect the academic excellence of the University.
Professor Christine Bigby chairs the Academic Board.
Senior Executive Group
The Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor John Dewar, is the senior academic appointment of the University. He is assisted by a senior executive group which provides advice on strategic and operational planning.
- Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students): Professor Jessica Vanderlelie
- Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education): Professor Nicolette Lee
- Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research): Professor Susan Dodds
- Deputy Vice-Chancellor (International): Professor Richard Speed
- Vice-President (Strategy & Development): Ms Natalie MacDonald
- Chief Finance & Operations Officer: Mr Mark Smith
- Chief of Staff: Mr Leon Morris
- Provost (College of Science, Health and Engineering): Professor Rob Pike
- Provost (College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce): Professor Simon Evans
- Acting Pro Vice-Chancellor (Regional): Dr Guinever Threlkeld
- Executive Director, HR: Ms Fiona Reed
- Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Development): Professor Russell Hoye
- Pro Vice-Chancellor (Industry Engagement): Dr Megan Fisher
- Pro-Vice-Chancellor (International): Mr Kelly Smith
- Pro-Vice Chancellor (Indigenous)
The position of Vice-Chancellor's Fellow strengthens the University's position as a quality higher-education destination including programs in sports-related study and student leadership and personal development programs.
- Professor Dennis Altman AM
- Professor Robert Manne
- Dr Elizabeth Finkel
- Tony Walker
- James Fazzino
- Professor Jenny Graves AO
- Ms Cathy McGowan
The University Ombudsman is able to provide advice and assistance in resolving complaints where a complaint or grievance regarding an academic matter or an administrative decision or action is not resolved through the relevant college, school or administrative department.
La Trobe University has two Colleges.
- College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce
- College of Science, Health and Engineering
The Colleges are each managed by a Pro Vice-Chancellor assisted by Associate Pro Vice-Chancellors and a General Manager. Within the Colleges are a range of Schools managed by Heads of School.
The administrative divisions of the University provide advice to senior management and a range of services and resources to members of the University to support them in the fulfilment of the University mission.
Campus Directors are responsible for the day to day administration to the faculties in the pursuit of the academic mission of the University.
La Trobe University has several residential colleges, as well as student apartments and graduate housing. Accommodation Services manages all aspects of student housing at the university.