Respected educator joins La Trobe

Respected educator and senior University administrator Professor Kerri-Lee Krause has been appointed the new Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic).

La Trobe Vice-Chancellor, Professor John Dewar said Professor Krause was recognised nationally and internationally for her contribution to higher education policy over many years and was a welcome addition to the La Trobe team.

Professor Kerri-Lee Krause has been appointed the new Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic).

“I look forward to working with Kerri-Lee. She is one of Australia's – indeed one of the world’s -  leading experts on curriculum and teaching issues. It is quite a coup that she has decided to join us here at La Trobe,” Professor Dewar said.

“She is a respected and experienced leader who will drive the University’s teaching agenda with passion and integrity, as we all work to improve the student experience, modernise our teaching practices to meet student needs and prepare our students for long and successful careers in a constantly-changing world of work.

“Kerri-Lee is widely regarded as an expert on the student experience and she will lead our programs to support students from all walks of life to succeed at university and in life.”

Professor Krause said she looked forward to joining La Trobe.

“I very much look forward to being part of a progressive and innovative senior leadership team, working with the Vice Chancellor, Council, students and colleagues across the University to build on the many strengths for which La Trobe is nationally and internationally recognised,” she said.

“At a time of significant disruption in the higher education sector, I am delighted to be joining a university that is bold in its vision, student-focussed in its values, and deeply committed to the transformational power of education in the lives of its students and their communities.”

Professor Krause will start at La Trobe in mid July 2017.