Garton is set to temporarily replace outgoing VC Michael Spence from the end of this year.
Emails among senior University management suggest the plan to close the Sydney College of the Arts was not purely financially motivated.
Max Hall and Subeta Vimalarajah report
Alexandros Tsathas and Victoria Zerbst report.
Mary Ward reports
Stephen Garton spoke to Max Chalmers about what the Gonski reforms mean for the University of Sydney.