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Jane Den Hollander AO

Vice-Chancellor, Deakin University

Professor Jane den Hollander commenced as Vice-Chancellor and President of Deakin University on 19 July, 2010.

Since that time Professor den Hollander has set out to develop a clear vision for Deakin that distinguishes it from other universities. For the students and staff who choose Deakin, her concern has been to set a value proposition that is different, that is aspirational and which reflects the place Deakin wishes to be for the communities the University serves.

Professor den Hollander is currently a Director of the Geelong Performing Arts Council Trust, a board member of Universities Australia, Education Australia Limited, the newly established Strategic Advisory Committee of the Office for Learning and Teaching (Australian Government); and UniSuper Limited and UniSuper Management Pty Ltd.

Professor den Hollander holds a BSc and a Master of Science degree from Wits University, Johannesburg. Her PhD is from the University of Wales, Cardiff.

Prior to taking up her appointment as Vice-Chancellor of Deakin University, Professor den Hollander was Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at Curtin University of Technology in Western Australia.


  • 2010–present
    Vice Chancellor, Deakin University


  • 1981 
    University of Wales (Cardiff), PhD