Appointment of Foundation Dean of Education

Document Type

Media Release

Publication Date

Summer 18-2-2005

Publisher Name

The University of Notre Dame, Fremantle Campus

Publication Place



The University of Notre Dame Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Allan Coman as the Foundation Dean of Education at its Sydney Campus.

Professor Coman is currently the Principal of Stella Maris College, the highly prestigious Catholic secondary college in Manly. In his role as Principal, he has made an outstanding contribution to Stella Maris, overseeing a doubling in student numbers and significant capital works at the College. He is greatly respected throughout the NSW Catholic education community as being a leader of exceptional vision and professional integrity.

Vice Chancellor, Dr Peter Tannock, said, “Professor Coman is an exceptional educator and a great advocate for Catholic education in New South Wales. The University is honoured to have such a respected educationalist as the leader of this new College of Education in Sydney.”

His new role will involve the development of courses, general management and recruitment of academic staff to serve the planned Bachelor of Education (Primary), Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Graduate Diploma of Education and Master of Teaching qualifications, which will be offered by Notre Dame at its Broadway Campus from 2006.

The University also plans to offer courses in Arts, Business, Law and Nursing at its Broadway Campus from 2006 and subject to Australian Medical Council approval, a medical school will be established on the University’s Darlinghurst Campus in 2007.

For media related information contact: The Media Office, University of Notre Dame, Direct line: 08 9433 0698, Mobile: 0408 959 138, Email: media@nd.edu.au