Notre Dame appoints new Sydney Dean of Business

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Media Release

Publication Date

Fall 1-5-2007

Publisher Name

The University of Notre Dame Australia, Sydney

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Leading academic, Professor John Dalrymple, has been appointed new Dean of Business on the Sydney Campus of the University of Notre Dame Australia.

Professor Dalrymple, formerly Professor of Quality Management and Director of the Centre for Management Quality Research at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, will lead the Sydney Business School at it expands its courses in accounting, commerce, marketing and public relations.

He began his career as a physicist and completed a doctorate in management of wastewater treatment, well before the current debate about water recycling in Australia,

Professor Dalrymple has also specialised in quantitative methods and materials science and has undertaken research in manufacturing logistics and quality management. The Scottish Quality Management Centre was designated a Centre of Excellence in 1993 under his Direction. He moved to Australia in November 1997 to take up the RMIT research professorship position.

Professor Dalrymple is the Editor of Quality Assurance in Education, an international journal that disseminates best practice in education. He is also an editorial board member of a number of other international journals.

Vice Chancellor, Dr Peter Tannock said, “We are delighted to have recruited such an outstanding scholar and administrator to lead the School of Business in Sydney. Our hope is that Professor Dalrymple will apply his strong leadership and management skills in this rapidly growing School at our Sydney Campus.”

Professor Dalrymple commented, “I am delighted to be joining the University of Notre Dame Australia at this exciting time. The challenges facing business and management education have never been greater and I am looking forward to leading the School through its next phase of development and growth.”

Professor Dalrymple commences at the Sydney Campus on 7 May.