Professor Dillon’s 30-year career at Charles Sturt University focused on promoting education to transform lives and develop sustainable regional communities. During this time Professor Dillon held multiple roles including Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration), Acting Executive Dean of the Faculty of Business, Associate Dean in the Faculty of Arts, Associate Dean (Academic) and Sub-Dean (Learning and Teaching) within the Faculty of Education, Head of the School of Information Studies in the Faculty of Science and Agriculture and Co-Director of the Centre for Information Studies.
Essentially Professor Dillon held leadership positions across all of CSU’s faculties. During his cross-institutional role as Dean of Studies, he would oversee Academic Support, Indigenous Student Services, TAFE Partnerships, and Course Quality Initiatives. Ken’s additional responsibilities at CSU included leadership of two key plans in support of the University Strategy 2015-2016 (Markets, Service and Support, and Physical and Virtual Infrastructure) as well as oversight of five professional Divisions across multiple campuses which focused on student support, services to staff and the provision of high quality physical and virtual infrastructure. His service to the University also extended to the wider higher education sector and the communities of regional NSW. Ken has continued his affiliation with CSU as an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Arts and Education. He has always been passionate about the student experience leading to individual and collective success and takes great pride in the achievements of CSU students and the role the University’s graduates play in making a difference regionally, nationally and internationally.