Director of the School of English & University Pathways (SEUP)
Urica is an accomplished educator and leader with 21 years of experience of leadership and management in English Language Teaching (ELT) across the US, Australia, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Under Urica’s leadership as Acting Director, SEUP thrived through the turbulence of COVID-19 and saw its online delivery being the fourth worldwide and the first in Vietnam to be endorsed by NEAS, the global leader in quality assurance for the ELT industry.
Previously, as Head of Department, Urica oversaw the English for University (EU) program through a period of significant growth, led the overhaul of the seven-course EU curriculum, initiated the RMIT Access program, and launched the IELTS Test Preparation program.
Her contributions to the language teaching community include co-founding the Teacher Talks series that supports Vietnamese teachers of English. She has also played a key role in developing understanding of leadership through times of change, and inclusive learning and teaching practice.
Urica is committed to student articulation and experience, innovation and best practice in ELT, and inclusive and empowering leadership.
As a member of the Vietnam Leadership Team and in collaboration with RMIT Training in Melbourne, Urica will provide strategic leadership to evolve and deliver pathways in Vietnam and contribute to the University’s position as a leader in digitally enhanced learning.
Ronnie has been working in Vietnam since 2001 as an English language teacher, teacher trainer, and manager. She has been with RMIT Vietnam for over five years, and her current responsibilities include national curriculum development, Teen and IELTS program management, and organisation of SEUP'sTeacher Talks at RMIT professional development series for the teaching community in Danang, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.