Chris Ellison has been reappointed chancellor of The University of Notre Dame Australia for a second term, with his new three-year tenure commencing in January 2021.
Mr Ellison previously served as a governor and director of Notre Dame before his initial appointment as Chancellor in late 2017.
Following his unanimous appointment, Mr Ellison said: “It is a great honour and privilege to serve as Chancellor of The University of Notre Dame Australia and I do not take for granted the trust extended to me.”
In recognising 2020 as unprecedented for everyone, Mr Ellison said: “I believe Notre Dame has an exciting future and has coped very well with the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I think we will emerge from these challenging times much stronger and better placed to deal with the changed environment in which we are now all living.
“Despite the changes, Notre Dame will always remain strong to its Catholic values and pastoral care of our students.
“It is also important to recognise our staff and their fantastic contribution that makes this University what it is.”
The University’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Francis Campbell, congratulated Mr Ellison on his reappointment.
“Chris is a tireless worker and advocate on behalf of the university and we are all grateful for his dedication, expertise, service and commitment to the university.”