Ms Abena Dove is the elected student member of RMIT Council.
Elected student member of RMIT Council
Term concludes: 31.10.18
Ms Dove is the elected student member of RMIT Council and concurrently, President of the RMIT University Student Union (RUSU), the recognised peak representative body for all RMIT students.
Having served previous terms within RUSU as General Secretary, Education Officer and Women’s Officer, Ms Dove was first elected President for the 2016-17 term, and re-elected for the 2017-18 term. Ms Dove is the first female President at RUSU in the past seven years.
Ms Dove is incredibly passionate about student welfare policy, mental health, accessibility and equity in education, fighting youth homelessness, and is an advocate for the prevention of sexual violence. She is also interested in student partnerships and leadership within the higher education sector and is the former President of RMIT's largest Political Club. All of these interests have engaged Ms Dove in advocating for young people both within and outside the education sector.