The Governor of Western Australia visits Notre Dame

Document Type

Media Release

Publication Date

Spring 9-10-2007

Publisher Name

The University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle

Publication Place



The Governor of Western Australia, His Excellency Dr Kenneth Michael and his wife, Mrs Julie Michael, recently visited The University of Notre Dame Australia’s, Fremantle Campus.

Dr Michael expressed an interest in seeing and learning more about the University after he and Mrs Michael attended a function on the Campus and became extremely interested in Notre Dame’s work and buildings.

On arrival, Dr and Mrs Michael were greeted by the Vice Chancellor, Dr Peter Tannock, and given a tour of the Campus.

An engineer by training, the Governor was extremely interested in the adaptation of many heritage listed buildings in the West End of Fremantle for the University’s use. He commented on how impressed he was with the ‘honesty and integrity’ with how it had been done.

During the tour, Dr Michael met with students, James Scannell and Nour Huenidi; Head of Student Life, Dave McLean; Campus Chaplain, Fr Greg Watson and Acting Head of Academic and Student Services, Steve McVey, for discussions about the University.

An afternoon tea was also held for the Governor to meet with the Schools’ Deans. Having previously been Chancellor for The University of Western Australia, he was fascinated with the progress and development taking place among the different faculties.

Dr Tannock said, “The Governor, Dr Kenneth Michael, seemed thoroughly to enjoy his visit and took a great interest in the University. It was a pleasure and honour to welcome him onto our Fremantle Campus.”

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