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Supporting the Faculty

Faculty Secretary

The administrative and technical staff of any university play an essential and invaluable role. The Faculty of Engineering at Monash is no exception. As well as individual departmental secretaries and laboratory managers, the Faculty had its own Secretary. In 1987, this title was changed to Assistant Registrar, and in 1994 changed again to Head of Administration. Below is a list of the Faculty Secretaries since the beginning of Engineering at Monash:

1963: S L Auldrige

1964–1969: John Peacock

1970: R W Knight

1971: T O L Short

1972–1974: B D Shields

1975–1982:  H D R Thomas

1983–1988: P J Campbell

1989: J A Dunn

1990–2004: David Secomb

In 2004 the position of Faculty Secretary ceased to exist. Two new roles were introduced - Business Manager and Academic Manager. In 2004 Brenda Fortington joined the Faculty of Engineering as the first Business Manager and David Secomb, previously Faculty Secretary, became the first Academic Manager. After Secomb's departure in 2008, Samantha Lipscombe became Academic Manager.