Steve Paris leads Student Services at RMIT Vietnam, focusing strongly on the student experience.
As Executive Director (Students) Steve Paris provides strategic direction and oversight for the registrar's group, the Student Centre, sports and recreation, career development and employment, well-being and counselling, the Learning Skills Unit, the residential centre and student engagement, including global mobility and scholarships.
He joined the academic staff of RMIT Vietnam in 2002 as a teacher of information management and technology.
Following periods managing the university preparation program and the undergraduate information technology program, in 2005 Steve assumed the role of Academic Registrar for the Vietnam campuses.
As student numbers expanded from hundreds to thousands, he oversaw the expansion of student services including administration, counselling, sports and recreation, career centre, learning support, and the on-campus residential centre.
In his career before arriving at RMIT, Steve held several roles at the intersection of technology and media, primarily in software and systems development. Experience in large television, weather information services and computer service organisations was interspersed with co-founding technology companies.
Opportunities in South East Asia led Steve into business development and technology training roles, first in the Apple channel, and more recently co-founding and managing a web development operation in Vietnam.