Our People

Our Board

Martin Keogh  – Chair

Danny Luna – Non Executive Director

Jan Child – Non Executive Director

Greg Box  – Non Executive Director



Our Team

Sarah Bourke

Centre Manager

Sarah is a proud product of the region, and as a lifelong educator she understands the power of education as a tool for social change and has worked across a range of sectors including education, community sport, philanthropy and government. She is passionate about building the capacity of the community in which she lives and helping students succeed in whichever way success looks like to them. Having seen firsthand how many doors a high-quality education can open, being part of an organisation that helps regional students achieve their goals and stay local is truly rewarding for her, along with helping them in any way she can, especially in navigating the (sometimes) complex university environment.

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Rhett McLennan

Education Program Coordinator

Rhett is one of our Education Program Coordinators and a South Gippsland local who has a tertiary health background as well as qualifications and extensive experience in management. He is passionate about the philosophy of CUC being a first-generation Uni student from the country himself who also has a daughter commuting and experiencing tertiary education away from home. He is understanding and sympathetic of all people navigating their way through studying, work and family whilst living in a rural setting. In addition to this, Rhett is the current coach of Gippsland Power AFL boys team, and is passionate about guiding and motivating all people to reach their potential in various facets of life.

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Amanda McMahon

Education Program Coordinator

Amanda is one of our Education Program Coordinators who came to the region having worked in Higher Education as a lecturer at Deakin University, Geelong and Victoria University Footscray. Amanda is passionate about country students having access to tertiary education and has firsthand experience having studied remotely while teaching in a remote Aboriginal community so understands that student support and connections to others studying can be crucial to success. She also brings a range of program management skills and is excited to continue supporting student academic success through the LSA program. Amanda has three children living and studying in Melbourne and will be available Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday onsite to support students in Bass Coast.

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Sibby Wilson

Centre Support Officer

Sibby brings extensive experience from across a range of education settings, including secondary schools, Higher Education and TAFE. With a passion for helping others, her role at CUC Bass Coast is to support both the staff and students, along with overseeing Centre operations.

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