Leadership - Best Practice

Best Practice

A message to our students and staff

We demonstrate our commitment to sustainability through our leadership, the University Strategy and University Sustainability Sub Plan. Everyone in the Charles Sturt University and regional communities have an opportunity to demonstrate sustainability and lead by example.

Charles Sturt University has demonstrated its leadership in sustainability through a range of actions and commitments:

  • Becoming a signatory to the Talloire Declaration (2007): an international commitment to environmental sustainability in higher education, signed by over 350 universities around the world
  • Establishing Sustainable Practices; one of nine Graduate Learning Outcomes to achieve across all Charles Sturt courses by 2021
  • Joining the United Nations Principles of Responsible Management Education (2015)
  • Becoming certified as Australia’s first Carbon Neutral University (2016)
  • Implementing a Clean Energy Strategy 2030.


Champion Position Campus

Professor Renée Leon PSM

 Vice-Chancellor & PresidentBathurst
John GermovProvostWagga Wagga
Rick WillmottChief Operating OfficerBathurst
Jennie Anderson Executive Director Human ResourcesWagga Wagga
Janelle WheatA/Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)Wagga Wagga
Natalie Nixon A/University Secretary and Director, Governance and Corporate AffairsBathurst
Grant JonesChief Financial OfficerBathurst

Progress toward best practice

All 16 frameworks are benchmarked against best practice. This framework was benchmarked on 16 July, 2013 and the Leadership framework is revisited annually.  This action plan is endorsed annually by the LiFE Steering Committee prior to approval by the Vice Chancellor's Leadership Team.  The 2020 graph will be published in early 2021.