Professor Zlatko Skrbis elected as the new President of SACRU


The Governing Board of the Strategic Alliance of Catholic Research Universities (SACRU) met on Saturday, July 30th, 2022, at 10 a.m. in the Presidential Suite of Boston College, United States, under the chairmanship of SACRU President and Universitat Ramon Llull Rector Professor Josep Maria Garrell.

According to the SACRU Constitution and By Laws (Article 4, Subparagraph d. v.), the term of the President and Vice-President is two years. Professor Zlatko Skrbis, Vice-Chancellor and President of the Australian Catholic University, was elected the new President of SACRU for the two-year period 2022-2024. Along with Professor Zlatko Skrbis, the Governing Board voted the Rector of Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Professor Franco Anelli, as the new SACRU Vice-President in the place of Professor Ignacio Sánchez Diaz, the President of Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Professor Zlatko Skrbis holds a PhD in sociology from Flinders University and undergraduate degrees in sociology and philosophy from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. He became the fourth Vice-Chancellor and President of Australian Catholic University in January 2021. He previously held senior leadership positions at Australian Catholic University, Monash University, and The University of Queensland.

The Governing Board would like to thank Professor Josep Maria Garrell, the first President of the Alliance, and congratulate Professor Zlatko Skrbis for his appointment.