Western Sydney University The College
Nicolene Murdoch commenced as Chief Executive Officer at Western Sydney University The College in July 2018. The College is a wholly owned entity of the university that provides high-quality academic pathway programs, complemented by English language courses and proficiency testing, as well as offering a suite of vocational programs to students and clients through its RTO. Before joining The College, Nicolene was Vice-President (Student Administration) at Laureate International Universities. She has also held various executive roles at Monash South Africa, founded by Monash University in 2001. The campus grew from about 200 students when she joined in 2004 to more than 4000 in 2016, when she was Chief Operating Officer. Nicolene is listed on the Princeton Global Network Top 100 Elite Professionals in the field of education. This recognition is bestowed on distinguished individuals who demonstrate commitment to excellence in their careers and exemplary leadership in their communities. Nicolene completed her undergraduate degree in education, honours degree in human resource development and Master of Adult Education at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa. She completed her PhD in education in the field of higher education management and governance at the University of Liverpool in the UK.