Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students and Communities)

Mr Carl Rallings
Deputy Vice-Chancellor
(Students and Communities)


The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students and Communities) is responsible for providing strategic direction, leadership and management of the functions, centres and departments that comprise the Division of Students and Communities which incorporates Marketing & Student Attraction, USQ International, Student and Academic Support, Student Engagement and Leadership, Residential Colleges, Student Success and Wellbeing and Social Justice, Phoenix Central and Alumni Relations.

The Division is responsible for supporting and facilitating consistent delivery of USQ’s branded service model which enhances the student experience and builds the University’s relationships with its current, future and past student communities, both domestically and internationally.


Carl has had extensive experience in leading and managing a diverse range of student management functions in both regional and metropolitan universities. Carl commenced at USQ in August 2009 in the role of Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student Management) where he played a leading role in developing a University-wide management philosophy and communication approach that is student objective oriented, and built on USQ’s reputation for student relationship management. His previous role was Group Director, Student Services at Southern Cross University. Previously Carl held several positions at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane and has also worked at the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom in academic administration and Colleges of Higher Education liaison.

Memberships and affiliations

Carl holds a degree in Commerce from the University of Wollongong. He has served on several Commonwealth business advisory groups, has been a Director of the University Admissions Centre Board NSW and the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre Board. Carl has held the position of President for the Association of Tertiary Education Management for the past two years. Carl is also a member of the International Education Association of Australia (IEAA).

Carl is a Member of the Board for the Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce and is a member of Universities Australia Deputy Vice-Chancellor/Pro Vice-Chancellor International Committee.


Mr Carl Rallings