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Transition Team

The Transition Team consists of:

Back Row L to R: Liz Smith, Sue Rogan, Miffany Brown
Front Row L to R: David Bedwell, Hedy Bryant and Peter Greening.

The project also depends on the Steering Committee and members of various working parties to achieve its goals.


Liz Smith – Director, Academic Support

(M.Ed. USQ, Grad App Sci. Deakin, Grad Cert Instruct. Design, Deakin, B. Ed (Distinguished Record) CSU, Dip. Teach. (Distinguished Record), CSU

gillardLiz has an extensive background in the first year experience and student support. Since joining CSU 14 years ago she has worked in the areas of online learning, academic skills development, bridging and enabling, educational design and teaching and learning. Liz also has a variety of teaching experience to inform her practice including the K-6, special education, TAFE and University settings.

Liz has been recognised for her work in supporting the first year experience and student learning through several major awards including:

Contact Liz

Phone: (02) 6338 4325
Email: elsmith@csu.edu.au

David Bedwell – Director, Student Experience Program

Photo of David Bedwell(BE Wgong, GradCertElectCom CSturt)

David is the Director, Student Experience and Service Development at CSU where he has worked in a number of roles since joining earlier this century. He has qualifications and experience in engineering, business and service management and making things happen.

David led the University’s 3 year $1m Workplace Productivity Program which has led him to his current role overseeing the SEP and other service improvement initiatives at CSU.  David ensures that all projects within the SEP’s realm (such as Transition) are aligned to the key principles of Participation, Success, Engagement, and One University (and that they deliver as promised).

Contact David

Phone: (02) 6338 4943
Email: dbedwell@csu.edu.au

Hedy Bryant – Manager, Service Culture

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Hedy is the Service Culture Manager working on the Student Experience Program. She coordinates the cultural change and professional development aspects of the  program. Hedy is a Certified Professional Facilitator (International Association of Facilitators – IAF), and is a member of the Technology of Participation (ToP) Facilitative Leadership Faculty of the Institute of Cultural Affairs, Australasia. Hedy is a CSU alumnus with a Diploma of Applied Science (Agriculture) (Wagga Agricultural College) and Masters of Environmental Management. Having worked in the public sector and as a consultant, Hedy has a diverse background in natural resource management, corporate governance, community/adult education and development, and organisational development. She has been a Director of the Central West Community College for the past 12 years. She was responsible for establishing and coordinates the Central West Facilitators Network. It is this broad background that informs and assists her practice as a change facilitator. She is currently undertaking a professional doctorate in communication in the School of Communication and Creative Industries focusing on facilitation in organisational change. Hedy has facilitated workshops and presents at a number of conferences including - the Australasian Facilitators Network, the 14th International Conference on Thinking,  the 7th Spirituality in Leadership and Management, ATEM (Association of Tertiary Education and Management), Ark Group – Change Management.

Contact Hedy

Phone: (02) 6338 4663
Email: hbryant@csu.edu.au

Peter Greening - Team Leader, Student Success

(BBus (Marketing) CSU)

Peter joined the Transition team in 2010 and has been responsible for the implementation of the Student Success Team and Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS). Peter has trained at the National Centre for PASS and is an accredited PASS Supervisor.
Peter has a background in marketing research, particularly in the area of regional tourism. Peter also has a strong background in training and development, gained from his time training soldiers in the Army Reserve. He brings this instructional experience to his roles with CSU.

Contact Peter

Phone: (02) 6338 4302
Email: pgreening@csu.edu.au

Student Success Team

An important component of the Transition project is the Student Success Team, lead by Peter Greening.