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NMIT appoints new Deputy CEO / Head of Programs

25 Sep 2014

The Interim CEO of Melbourne Polytechnic, Ron Gauci, has announced the appointment of Frances Coppolillo to the position of Deputy CEO and Head of Programs for Melbourne Polytechnic.

Ms Coppolillo was previously Melbourne Polytechnic’s Deputy Director Programs – Teaching and Learning, and has extensive experience in education, joining the VET sector as a teacher in 1986. Frances has held a range of teaching, management and leadership positions including fourteen years as the Associate Director of Melbourne Polytechnic’s Faculty of Further Education.

“We are very pleased to welcome Ms Coppolillo into this role, which will be critical in implementing our forward growth strategy,” said Mr Gauci.  “Ms Coppolillo’s extensive experience in both hands-on delivery and strategic management within the education industry will be invaluable in determining future direction for Melbourne Polytechnic.”

Frances' qualifications include Bachelor of Education and Masters in Social Sciences (Policy and Management).

Frances’ appointment to the foundation Board of the TAFE Development Centre (now the VET Development Centre) was recognition of her educational leadership and experience in the delivery of quality education and training provision and her commitment to the professional development of staff.

Frances has supported the introduction of Higher Education at Melbourne Polytechnic and is excited by the new opportunities Higher Education provides to students in the northern Melbourne region.

“I believe that to succeed, Melbourne Polytechnic needs to maintain a strong interest in and connection to community and industry,” said Ms Coppolillo. “We need to continue to improve responsiveness to employer and community needs, and to support positive experiences and outcomes for students.”

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Media enquiries should be directed to the Melbourne Polytechnic Communications Officer, Anita Coia, on 03 9269 1251 or ua.ud1508554561e.tim1508554561n@aio1508554561catin1508554561a1508554561  

Melbourne Polytechnic trades operates across six campuses and six specialist training centres throughout Melbourne’s north and south east plus a regional campus at Ararat. The institute delivers high quality vocational education in industry-standard facilities.

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