On 31 March, the new College Council was officially constituted. The new Council reflects the membership outlined in the St Paul’s College Act 2018 (NSW), the basis of College governance that came into effect on 4 February 2019. The College today announces that Associate Professor Julia Horne, the University Historian and long-time friend of the College, joins Council as a member who is also a member of the University’s academic staff. The College’s new Act requires that at least one member of the College Council must be an academic of the University of Sydney. Associate Professor Horne has a long history with the College, back at least to 2007, most notably for the regular History of University Life seminar series that is hosted here at St Paul’s. She has also assisted the College in other ways, such as serving on the selection panel for the Dean of Graduate House. Associate
What a positive, exciting and historic start to 2019 at St Paul’s! Highlights include: Nearly 100 new undergraduate students have joined the College, with the new academic year seeing activities that have included A highly successful “Welcome Week” that built on an excellent “Leadership Week” of training for our student leaders, including newly-appointed Peer Support Leaders, and that included social activities with The Women’s College, Sancta Sophia College, and Wesley College Positive discussion on what it means for St Paul’s and our students to fulfil our commitment to be leaders in fighting sexism, and other continued implementation of the College’s Action Plan for cultural renewal, giving effect to our commitment to implement all recommendations of the Broderick Report on College culture An inaugural joint Commencement Dinner with The Women’s College, with Ms Julie McKay (Chief Diversity Officer for Pwc Australia) and the Vice-Chancellor, Dr Michael Spence AC, as guest speakers,
Monday night saw nearly 600 students from The Women’s College and the St Paul’s College undergraduate community enjoy the inaugural joint Commencement Dinner for the two colleges at the Westin Hotel in Martin Place, Sydney. In welcoming his fellow students and the colleges’ staff, the Senior Student of St Paul’s, Mr Max Glanville, spoke of the dinner as marking “the close and equal partnership between our two colleges”, which has been further strengthening in recent times. Keynote speaker Ms Julie McKay, Chief Diversity Officer at PwC Australia, spoke of the societal benefits of gender equality, the importance to future leaders of the ability to lead inclusive teams, how the desire to “fit in” can lead people to let go of their moral values and to accept unacceptable behaviour, and the challenge and opportunity for courageous emerging leaders to have a positive impact, not just in talking about gender equality, but
Today St Paul’s College announces that a building, part of the $70 million expansion of the College, is to be named after College alumnus Mr Stephen McMillan. The McMillan Building contains Graduate House, a new residential academic community for women and men postgraduate students and academics of the University of Sydney in the heart of campus. Mr McMillan was a student of the College from 1974 to 1979 and is Managing Director of Citta Property Group, a specialist real estate development company he founded in 2001. The support of Mr McMillan was instrumental in enabling the construction of the project. “Without Steve’s drive, vision, and commitment to collegiate education, Graduate House and the College’s expanded undergraduate community simply would not have happened,” the Warden of the College, Dr Don Markwell, said. The Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Sydney, Dr Michael Spence AC, welcomed the naming of the McMillan Building.
The College adds its congratulations to Roger Massy-Greene AM and Dr James Renwick CSC SC who were honoured on Australia Day. Member of the Order of Australia: Roger Massy-Greene (at Paul’s 1967-69) For significant service to the community through philanthropic initiatives. Roger has been Executive Chair, co-founder and benefactor to the Eureka Benevolent Foundation, since 2007; a member representative of Philanthropy Australia since 2014; major benefactor of the ‘Pave the Way’ Project, University of Sydney, 2015; a Non-Executive Director of The Hunger Project Australia since 2011; Director and Australian Representative of The Global Hunger Project, since 2016 and a member of the Global Audit Committee, since 2016; the Chair, City of Sydney Red Shield Appeal, 2010-2014, City of Sydney Red Shield Appeal Committee Member, 2008-2010 and Chair, City of Sydney Advisory Board, 2014-2017 with the Salvation Army Australia. Roger has been the Cranbrook School Council President since 2016 and is the
St Paul’s warmly congratulates alumnus Dr Andrew Bell SC on his appointment as President of the NSW Court of Appeal. Dr Bell is a leading Sydney barrister who has a long association with the College. He was a resident student from 1985 to 1989 and a member of the College Council from 2004 to 2013, which included service as Deputy Chairman in 2010 to 2013. As a student at St Paul’s, Dr Bell won dual University Medals in Law and Arts from the University of Sydney. He became Rhodes Scholar for New South Wales in 1990 and topped the Bachelor of Civil Law at Oxford in his year, before earning his doctorate from Oxford the following year. Dr Bell joined the Bar in 1995. He took silk in 2006 and currently serves as Senior Vice President of the NSW Bar Association. Last year, Dr Bell commissioned a new sculpture by
St Paul’s College student Julian Vidal returns to College in February after a year as a New Colombo Plan Scholar in Singapore and Japan. New Colombo Plan Scholars spend up to a year studying in a university in the Asia Pacific region before undertaking one or more internships in businesses or other organisations in participating countries. Julian is a Foundation Scholar of the College and attended Byron Bay High School before commencing his studies at the University of Sydney in 2016. We very much look forward to welcoming Julian and other returning students back to College for the beginning of semester. Read about Julian’s experience in his own words below. The New Colombo Plan (NCP) is a prestigious Australian Government scholarship program that aims to lift knowledge of the Indo-Pacific by supporting Australian undergraduates to travel to the region to study, undertake internships and foreign language training. NCP Scholars are
St Paul’s College is delighted to announce that Mrs Louise Hambridge has been appointed as the College’s Business Manager from February 2019. Louise Hambridge will join the College after 15 years’ experience at Danebank School, where she has served since 2006 as Director of Finance and Enrolments. Danebank is an Anglican school for girls in Sydney. The Business Manager of St Paul’s College will have responsibility across the full breadth of the business of the College, including finance and investments, human resources management, administration, facilities (including, of course, the College’s new buildings) and operations, external “events and stays”, legal matters and regulatory compliance. Mrs Hambridge’s leadership as Director of Finance and Enrolments at Danebank, which is a senior executive role at the School, has included management of all operational activities and staff. She has whole-of-school responsibility for strategic planning, budgeting and financial reporting, marketing strategy, governance, and risk management. The