Vice President (Global)
Chris Patton commenced as Pro Vice Chancellor (International and Enterprise) at Southern Cross University on 03 January 2012 and after assuming responsibilities for domestic recruitment, and marketing functions, became the Vice President (Global) in May 2017.
As Vice President (Global), Chris is also responsible for the pursuit of entrepreneurship and business development for Southern Cross University. This includes executive oversight of all third party teaching arrangements and collaborations both in Australia and overseas. Domestically the University's predominant education collaboration partners are EduCo (SCU Sydney, Melbourne and Perth), Keypath Australia (SCU Online) and Mulpha Australia (The Hotel School Sydney and Melbourne). International partnerships in Papua New Guinea and China, together with the established Institutional Agreements from around the world support the University's enterprise and internationalization agenda.
Southern Cross is entering an exciting new phase of life as a young, vibrant "20-something" year old organisation. At this stage of maturation, the Vice President (Global) is responsible to the Vice Chancellor and President for new brand articulation, architecture and all campaign execution for an integrated sales and marketing effort in support of the University's brand.
Partnerships and collaborations are central to supporting the mission of the University and this position also contributes to the enhancement of teaching quality and standards not only within our partnerships but by taking innovation learned in our partnerships and sharing it throughout our University.