HORSHAM College acting principal Rob Pyers has got the top job.
Mr Pyers will start a five-year contract as principal from term four.
He has been the school's acting principal since term two.
Mr Pyers said he saw a bright future for Horsham College and was excited by the opportunities ahead.
He wants communication to be the cornerstone of his leadership, particularly regarding the college's redevelopment.
Horsham College received $10 million for the project from the State Government.
"We're going to listen to what our community wants," Mr Pyers said.
"If we get the communication right, everything else will fall into place."
Mr Pyers was formerly principal of Dimboola Memorial Secondary College.
He said deciding to leave Dimboola Memorial Secondary College was difficult.
He thanked the community for its support during his time there.
College council president Rowan Smith said Mr Pyers was an obvious choice to lead the school in a time of redevelopment and re-engagement.
"He's been doing a really good job," he said.
"He has an inclusive style of leadership, a passion for the school, a vision for its future and building for the future."
Mr Smith said Mr Pyers was intent on making the college a resource for the region's educators, youth and families.
"The Bastow Institute of Educational Leadership will be coming here to develop leadership in many of the surrounding regional schools," he said.
People have until September 1 to appeal the appointment as part of a probationary period.
The Pyers family will continue to live at Dimboola.
Mr Pyers is husband to Charlotte and father of four children.