Celebrating 25 years with ACU

When Dr Charles Hollis, Senior Lecturer in the Peter Faber Business School, began working at ACU 25 years ago the University was a very different place.

Initially based at the former Mitchelton Campus, the ACU business program had only just commenced in Brisbane, and Dr Hollis was tasked with implementing the marketing major in the business degree.

As the business courses grew Dr Hollis took on many roles, including teaching Indigenous business courses locally and postgraduate courses in Hong Kong and China. Dr Hollis was involved in the introduction of postgraduate business studies on the McAuley at Banyo Campus in Brisbane and the implementation
of online courses at ACU.

Dr Hollis has been a very active member of the business school throughout the past 25 years.


A celebration was held at the McAuley at Banyo Campus in Brisbane last week to acknowledge Dr Hollis's contributions to the University.


He served as Head of the School of Business in Brisbane and held various course coordination roles when the school was part of the former Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

Following the creation of the Faculty of Law and Business and the Peter Faber School of Business, Dr Hollis served as a Deputy Head of School, and National Course Coordinator. He also took part in numerous course reviews and implementation committees.

Dr Hollis has also served on many committees including Faculty Board, Learning and Teaching committees, and International committees.

Outside of the faculty, Dr Hollis has been active contributor to the broader University.

He has served over 20 years as the ACU academic staff representative on the UniSuper Consultative Committee and has been a member of Academic Board, the University Academic Promotions Committee, the Workload Advisory Committee and the University Staff Consultative Committee.

An active member of the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU), Charles has worked with staff as the Academic Vice-President of the ACU Branch, Sub-Branch President of the Brisbane Campus, and a member of the ACU Branch Committee. Charles was also a member of the NTEU Queensland Division Council and Queensland Division Executive.

As a Justice of the Peace Charles has also regularly assisted staff and students during his time at ACU.

Charles will be taking his well-earned retirement in 2019 but plans to stay engaged with the School through sessional teaching.


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