The St Hilda’s team is led by Dr Brenda Holt, who began her term as Principal in January
2018. We’re all Communitas people.
Regardless of job title, each and every member of the St Hilda's staff is dedicated to the wellbeing, growth and development of our students. Every staff member at St Hilda's is there to help, to encourage, and to ensure that your life at St Hilda's is happy and healthy.
Dr Brenda Holt commenced as the Principal of St Hilda’s College in January 2018, her 20th year in Residential Colleges. Brenda has a decorated and distinguished career in education and residential colleges. Originally from a small town in Central Texas, Brenda has been a happy migrant to Australia since 1989. Brenda has been an English teacher, a counsellor, an academic advisor, a senior administrator, and a Head of College. Her favourite part of her work is being a part of students' lives and experiencing their transformation while they are at College. An educator for 30 years, Brenda is a believer in young people, in the transforming power of a healthy community and in the future she knows will be ably led by her students and those like them.
Rob Lancaster has been the Business Manager at St Hilda’s College since 2011. Rob and his team are responsible for the College’s finances and facilities, including the catering operation. Rob holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) and is a Chartered Accountant. He has held management positions at Spotless and PricewaterhouseCoopers. He is an avid supporter of the Cats in the AFL and Collegians Football Club in the Amateurs (where he played).
Lyn Edwards commenced at St Hilda's College in July 2017 as the Director of Development. She brings specialist skills in philanthropy and marketing communications with over 20 years management experience in the education and not-for-profit sectors. Lyn holds a Master of Marketing Communications and is currently studying a Master of Philanthropy and Not-for-Profit Studies. Raised in the outback of South Australia, her country values and a strong sense of community are closely aligned to the values of St Hilda's College. Lyn is passionate about Communitas, providing opportunities for young people and making a difference to those who are less fortunate and in need.
St Hilda's College is a living community and residential college on campus at the University of Melbourne.
We acknowledge and pay respect to the Wurrundjeri people of the Kulin Nation, the Traditional Owners of the land upon which our college is situated. We pay our respect to all the Elders of Indigenous students who call St Hilda’s home. We also acknowledge all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander members of our community, the University of Melbourne, and the wider world.