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Professor Jan Thomas

Vice-Chancellor and President
University of Southern Queensland

Board Member


Professor Jan Thomas is the Vice Chancellor and President of the University of Southern Queensland. 

Before taking up this position in January 2012, Professor Thomas was Deputy Vice Chancellor at Murdoch University from 2003 until 2010 and the Deputy Vice Chancellor at the University of Notre Dame Australia from 2010.  

Professor Thomas has a PhD in Veterinary Science from Murdoch University and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute for Company Directors.

Professor Thomas currently holds the position of Chair for the Managing Council of the Association of Commonwealth Universities.  She is also the Chair  for the Regional Universities Network and was recently appointed Director for the Board of Universities Australia. Professor Thomas was appointed Chairperson to the State Library Board of Queensland in March 2014.