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Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Professor Janet Verbyla
Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor


As Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Janet Verbyla has overall responsibility for the University’s academic programs, and provides executive leadership for faculty-based strategy, programs and course development. Professor Verbyla’s portfolio includes the two faculties (Business, Education Law and Arts; and Health, Engineering and Sciences), as well as the Open Access College, College for Indigenous Studies, Education and Research across all USQ campuses and the Queensland College of Wine Tourism. Professor Verbyla provides a range of strategic advice and specialist support to the Vice-Chancellor on the strategic positioning of USQ’s academic policy, planning and management relating to learning and teaching content and quality, program management and delivery, student learning, academic development and related academic matters. Professor Verbyla also serves as the standing deputy in the position of Vice-Chancellor and acts in the role during the absence of the Vice-Chancellor.


Prior to commencing in the role of Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Verbyla held a range of roles at USQ, including Dean of Faculty of Sciences, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Student Management), Pro Vice-Chancellor (Enterprise) and Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Global Learning). Professor Verbyla came to USQ from Flinders University in South Australia, where she held several positions including Head of the School of Informatics and Engineering, Deputy Executive Dean and Associate Head (International) of the Faculty of Science and Engineering. Professor Verbyla’s discipline background is in software and information engineering.

Memberships and affiliations

Professor Verbyla is immediate past president of the Australian Council of Deans of ICT, having been a founding executive member of that Council. She established ACDICT’s Learning and Teaching Academy. Professor Verbyla is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Professor Janet Verbyla
Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor
University of Southern Queensland
Toowoomba Queensland 4350