USQ have recently appointed Professor Jan Thomas as USQ’s incoming Vice –Chancellor and President. Professor Thomas comes to USQ from the University of Notre Dame in Western Australia where she was Deputy Vice-Chancellor.
Prior to joining Notre Dame, Professor Thomas had a long and distinguished academic career at Murdoch University, where she was Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic).
Most recently Professor Thomas has been a member o an expert advisory group to the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations whose focus was on developing higher education performance indicators in association with the Commonwealth government.
Professor Thomas has been an auditor for the Australian Universities Quality Agency (AUQA) and an international reviewer for accrediting agencies in Oman and Hong Kong. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has spent ten years as a Director and Member of the Board of Government for Western Australia’s MercyCare, a large community and human services organisation.