Western Sydney University thanks Professor Scott Bowman and congratulates him on new role

Outgoing Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Emeritus Professor Scott Bowman AO.

Western Sydney University congratulates Professor Scott Bowman AO on his appointment as the new Vice-Chancellor and President of Charles Darwin University (CDU).

Professor Bowman has been Western Sydney University’s Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor since August 2020, and in particular, has played a pivotal role helping the University navigate the complex challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

He will leave Western Sydney University on 31 March 2021 to take up the Vice-Chancellor and President role at CDU.

Professor Michelle Trudgett, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education, Strategy and Consultation, will be Western Sydney University’s acting Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor while an ongoing Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor is appointed.

Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Barney Glover AO, thanked Professor Bowman for his many contributions to the University, and wished him well for this next chapter in his higher education career.

“Professor Bowman has been an exceptional colleague and outstanding senior leader, working consultatively and collaboratively across our University community during what has been an incredibly testing time for the Australian higher education sector. His knowledge, leadership qualities and extensive experience have been greatly valued,” said Professor Glover.

“On behalf of the University, I thank him for his significant contributions over these last few months and wish him well in his new role as Vice-Chancellor and President at Charles Darwin University.”

Professor Bowman said he has enjoyed his time at Western Sydney University.

“I have loved working at this University and being part of this great University community. I have been deeply impressed by the passion that everyone shares for the University’s mission: to develop successful students, impactful research and thriving communities, starting in Western Sydney,” said Professor Bowman.

“The commitment and spirit of all staff, the resilience and passion of our wonderful students, and our world-class teaching, community engagement and research makes Western Sydney University a uniquely-placed institution, and I wish staff and students all the very best for the University’s continued success.”


18 February 2021

Amanda Whibley, Manager, Media and Public Relations