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A New Principal for Burgmann

Burgmann College has appointed Ms Sally Renouf as its new Principal, to commence 1 February 2016. Ms Renouf is the 9th Principal of Burgmann College in its 45 year history and the first female Principal of the College.

Ms Renouf will succeed Dr Philip Dutton who leaves the College after a decade at the helm to continue his academic writing, mentoring and advising in the field of shared learning.

Chairman of the Burgmann College Council, Mr Greg Mills, has welcomed Ms Renouf’s appointment.

“Ms Renouf has been the Deputy Principal and Dean of Undergraduate Residents of Burgmann College since 2013. She has contributed extensively to the development of the college through her management of an extensive refurbishment program and the governance of the College as a Member of the Board, College Council and the Finance Committee.

“Ms Renouf’s guidance has been integral to the development of the Burgmann College community, fostering students to become leaders who are interested in the improvement of the community, not just the improvement of themselves. Her pastoral care of 360 residents and 27 residential staff has been outstanding,” Mr Mills said.

Mr Mills also thanked outgoing Principal Dr Philip Dutton.

“Burgmann College has greatly benefited from Dr Dutton’s term as Principal. He has worked tirelessly to develop a very strong collegiate culture and a college of academic excellence. “He departs the College leaving a legacy of a College that is ‘A Centre for Future Leaders’; a college which aims to harness and then extend the stream of leadership experience among residents within the College and through significant outreach and community engagement,” he said.

Under Dr Dutton’s tenure Burgmann College has produced three Rhodes Scholars, and the College is now broadly recognised for its development of leaders across many fields. Ms Renouf said that she was honoured to be appointed Principal of Burgmann College and is looking forward to further developing a community where residents can learn from each other, lean on each other, and inspire one another.

“With a view to educating the whole person, I strive to provide a challenging, tolerant and supportive environment that fosters confidence, responsibility, self-discipline and integrity,” she said.

Originally from Melbourne, Ms Renouf has resided in Canberra since 2010. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (French & Japanese), a Juris Doctor, and a Diploma of Politics. In 2015 she has undertaken courses in Advanced Leadership Program - Women in Leadership Australia, and will complete her Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice shortly which will see her admission to the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory as a solicitor.

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Ms Sally Renouf
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