November 2017

University of Tasmania was delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Rufus Black as Vice-Chancellor and President. Professor Black will commence the role in March 2018. 

Professor Black is currently Master of the University of Melbourne’s Ormond College and Deputy Chancellor of Victoria University. He is a Principal Fellow in the Department of Management and Marketing in the Faculty of Business and Economics and Principal Fellow in Philosophy at the University of Melbourne. 

He is co-founder of the Wade Institute for Entrepreneurship and a Director of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute for Medical Research. He holds degrees in law and politics from University of Melbourne, and degrees in moral theology from the University of Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar.