Ian Alexander Gordon Scholarship
Ian Gordon was appointed President of the newly created Council of the State College of Victoria at Ballarat in 1973. As President, he led the merger of the State College of Victoria Ballarat with the Ballarat Institute of Advanced Education, the tertiary division of the School of Mines and Industries Ballarat. Out of the merger the Ballarat College of Advanced Education was established.
Ian Gordon became the first Vice-President of the new Council and was involved with the plan to transfer the former State College of Victoria Ballarat to the Mt Helen site.
In 1981, Ian Gordon became President of the Ballarat College of Advanced Education Council. Ian held his position until December 1993, the eve of the creation of the University of Ballarat.
Ian Gordon was the only person to remain a member of the Ballarat College of Advanced Education and Ballarat University Council for the whole of their existence.
The Council of the University of Ballarat, at its meeting in 1995 resolved to recognise Ian Gordon's contribution to the University's predecessor institutions and the Ballarat region, by naming the southern wing of the Education building at the Mt Helen Campus "Ian Gordon".
Image: Ian Alexander Gordon
The Ian Alexander Gordon Scholarship has been established to honour the life of Dr Gordon who passed away in 2012. This scholarship is available to a student undertaking studies in higher education at the Mt Helen Campus to the value of $7,000.
The Ian Alexander Gordon Scholarship was awarded for the first time in 2015.
Image: Fiona and David Gordon holding a photo of their father Ian Gordon