Election Results

Following the close of electronic ballots for the Student and Staff positions on the La Trobe University Council the successful candidates were:

  • Mr Jacob Cripps, a Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts student has been declared as the elected Student representative for a one-year term commencing 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020.
  • Dr Miriam Bankovsky, a Senior Lecturer & Director of  Politics, Philosophy and Economics has been declared as the elected Staff representative for a term of 3 years commencing 13 September 2019 to 12 September 2022.

The election was conducted on behalf of the university by BigPulse, an independent company focusing on high security online elections and we have been provided with the full voting poll results.

Thank you for your participation and interest in the staff election to Council.


The 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 in the future for these positions are requested to read the following information:

Staff Position

Before applying please complete the following (note Firefox users PDF files download to your ‘Downloads’ folder):

Student Position

Before applying please complete the following (note Firefox users PDF files download to your ‘Downloads’ folder):

Under the Regulations set out in section 31 – Prohibition on external campaign support, a candidate in an election must not use the money or any in-kind support of any other person or any organisation or other entity to support in any way the candidate’s election campaign.

For further information email the Council elections team.