Farewell to Dean of School of Engineering, Design and Built Environment, Professor Mike Kagioglou

Western Sydney University congratulates Professor Mike Kagioglou on his appointment as the new Pro Vice-Chancellor, Research and Business Innovation, at De Montfort University, UK.

Professor Kagioglou is currently Dean of the School of Engineering, Design and Built Environment and Pro-Vice Chancellor for Global Development (Europe and the UK) at Western Sydney University.

Previously, he also held the role of Provost, Penrith campus, providing steady leadership during the height of the global pandemic.

Joining the University in 2020, Professor Kagioglou has helped deliver key priorities for the School including opportunities related to the Aerotropolis, the development of the University’s Engineering Innovation Hub and its joint engineering program in collaboration with UNSW. He has also played a pivotal role in the establishment of an innovative partnership between the University and TAFE NSW for the Institute of Applied Technology for Construction.

Professor Kagioglou has had a significant impact strengthening relationships between the University and Europe and the UK, leading an innovative institutional engagement strategy as Pro-Vice Chancellor for Global Development.

He will leave the University in June, taking up his new role in July.

Professor Kagioglou said, “I wanted to thank everyone in the School, the University and our partners externally for making the last three years such a rewarding experience both professionally and personally. As I start to plan for an exciting new phase I will always cherish my time at Western Sydney University and follow with interest its successful future trajectory.”

Acting Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Clare Pollock recognised Professor Kagioglou for his valued contributions as a senior leader of the University, and wished him well for his future role and travels back to the UK.

“The School of Engineering, Design and Built Environment has greatly benefitted from Professor Kagioglou’s background in global multi-disciplinary research as its inaugural Dean,” said Professor Pollock.

“Furthermore, Professor Kagioglou’s extensive international experience has guided the strengthening of the University’s existing relationships with Europe and the UK.

“On behalf of the University community, we extend our best wishes to Mike and congratulate him on his new role.”


Media Unit

28 February 2023

Photo credit: Sally Tsoutas