Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Corporate Engagement and Advancement)

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Corporate Engagement and Advancement)

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Corporate Engagement and Advancement) plays a crucial role in the Executive leadership team, and is responsible for the University's brand and reputation, media and communications, domestic undergraduate recruitment, alumni relations and philanthropy, the University's engagement with corporate partners, and Events and Domestic Protocol.

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Corporate Engagement and Advancement) is responsible for:

  • Identifying and developing strategic relationships with corporate partners, including those in the neighbouring Macquarie Park, home to major multinational companies, to support research and learning/teaching activities
  • Providing strategic direction to the Office of Advancement, ensuring that strong influential relationships are established and maintained among our alumni community, donors and supporters
  • Overseeing the Macquarie University Incubator, a brand new space for students, researchers, staff, small-medium sized enterprises (SMEs), entrepreneurs and start-ups who are working on research or an idea that can be commercialised
  • Leading efforts to raise philanthropic income to support the University's priorities via major gifts, corporate sponsorship, annual funding, trusts and foundations, and planned giving
  • Overseeing the University's multichannel internal, domestic and international marketing, communications, undergraduate student recruitment and media relations strategies, ensuring university-wide integration and alignment with the University's strategic plan
  • Leading the Events and Domestic Protocol team to design and deliver strategically-aligned experiences which showcase the University, its research and achievements; enhancing the Macquarie experience for students, staff and partners

Portfolio areas:

  • Future Students
  • Group Marketing
  • Office of Corporate Engagement
  • Incubation and Entrepreneurship
  • Office of Advancement
  • Events and Domestic Protocol

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Corporate Engagement and Advancement) is Professor David Wilkinson.

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