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Greg Hill – Director

Professor Greg Hill has served as the Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of the Sunshine Coast since 2011 and previously as Deputy Vice-Chancellor from 2005-2010. In this role, he was associated with the introduction of a broad range of new undergraduate programs and the development of USC’s track record in high quality teaching.

As the University’s Chief Executive Officer, Professor Hill has led the development of USC as a growing, comprehensive university that is increasingly research intensive and is becoming the primary engine of capacity building for the region from Brisbane to the Fraser Coast.

His career began as a primary school teacher, later completing a BA Honours (Geography) and PhD (Wildlife/Statistical Ecology) at the University of Queensland (UQ) where he taught for 15 years and was appointed as Reader in Geographical Sciences and Director of the Australian Research Council Key Centre in Land Information Studies (AKCLIS).

He accepted the Foundation Chair in Tropical Environmental Science at Charles Darwin University (CDU) in 1995 and was a Dean from 1997 to 2004 with responsibilities spanning education, health and science. His experience in the Northern Territory cemented a commitment to Indigenous Australians and he is privileged to be adopted into the community of the White Eagle (Mak Mak) people from the Finnis River district.