Professor Garry Marchant has been appointed Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost of Bond University.
Formerly the Dean of the Bond Business School, Technology and Sustainable Development at Bond University, Professor Marchant took up the newly created position on Monday, 19th May.
Vice-Chancellor and President of Bond University, Professor Robert Stable, said the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost role was created in response to the continuing strong growth of the University in an increasingly complex and competitive industry .
“This appointment will allow us to increase the overall management capacity at the University, better enabling us to participate in initiatives such as the current Review of Higher Education commissioned by the Federal Government, and to manage other issues of strategic importance,” Professor Stable said.
“I congratulate Professor Marchant on his appointment to this critical role that will significantly enhance the ability of the University to achieve its strategic goals”, he said.
Professor Marchant said he was looking forward to working with the Vice-Chancellor to lead the future direction of the University.
“My appointment will allow the Vice-Chancellor to commit more of his time to managing the University’s relationships, developing key strategic initiatives and building the development activities of the recently formed Office of Development.
“As Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost, I will support the Vice-Chancellor in these activities, but will largely be focused on the day-to-day management of the University,” Professor Marchant said.
“The challenges ahead include maintaining Bond’s unique student experience and ensuring that we continue to provide a great education with excellent graduate outcomes.
“I look forward to working with the Vice-Chancellor to lead Bond University to its next stage and ensuring that we continue to be recognised as one of the very best Universities in our disciplines; providing relevant and rigorous programs that are well-regarded among employers,” he said.
Professor Marchant holds a Ph. D. in Business Administration and MA (Psychology) from the University of Michigan and a B.Com with First Class Honours in Accounting, Finance and Systems from the University of New South Wales.
He has been teaching for over 19 years and joined Bond University as the Dean of Business, Technology and Sustainable Development in 2004.
Prior to his commencement with Bond University, Professor Marchant was the Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Commerce at the University of Melbourne. He has also been on the faculties of the University of Connecticut, the European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD) in France, the University of Texas and the University of New South Wales, and has held positions with the Reserve Bank of Australia and Woolworth’s (Australia) Ltd.
With a wide range of experiences to draw from, Professor Marchant says becoming a staff member at Bond University was a life-changing event.
“Bond is a fantastic place to work, and extremely satisfying because every day you are confronted with the incredibly positive impact that the University has on its students - both past and present.
“I am not aware of any other Australian University that has such passionate and committed staff, students, Alumni and friends.”