Emmanuel: announces


Emmanuel College is delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Paterson Boyd to the position of Director of College Life (Deputy Principal). Paterson will commence in his new role in early October 2020.

With close to 10 years’ experience across the tertiary education sector, Paterson is an enthusiastic advocate for the residential college experience — as he describes it, “the gold standard” for a university experience and education. He has a keen interest in wellbeing, counselling and welfare services for students in tertiary residential settings, with a focus on positive cultural change. Emmanuel College Principal Mr Stephen Peake is confident Paterson will be a dynamic addition to the team at Emmanuel.

“Paterson brings real-life experience and technical know-how to this role, and joins Emmanuel at a critical time in its history; a time when respectful understanding of our heritage and the enthusiastic embracing of the challenges in our future will combine,” Stephen Peake said.

“Paterson’s experience as a past president of the National Association of Australian University Colleges (NAAUC) gives him unique insights into the realities of residential college life, and his demonstrated hands-on approach and skillset align seamlessly with the Emmanuel College Council’s Strategic Directions Statement.”

Paterson has previously served as a Council member and as Dean of Students at St Leo’s College within The University of Queensland, and, more recently, as College Dean (and currently Deputy Principal) at Burgmann College, Australian National University. His other appointments include board roles with Asia-Pacific Student Accommodation Association, Australian Institute of International Affairs, and UQ Young Alumni Advisory Board.

A keen sportsman and musician, Paterson is also looking forward to returning to his home state of Queensland and being closer to his family and familiar surroundings.

Emmanuel’s current Director of College Life, Mrs Louise Hallo, will assume the newly created role of Director of College Development. Principal Stephen Peake is equally enthusiastic about the benefits this will bring to the College and our students.

“By appointing Louise to this new position, I intend to take hold of the repository of great ideas for enhancing the collegiate experience here at Emmanuel and deliberately research, assess and resource them for the benefit of our current and future students,” he said. “We are determined to articulate the key elements which make an Emmanuel College experience unique and valuable to our students, and carefully re-frame them for the next important period of the College’s life.”