Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Engagement)

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Engagement)

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Engagement) 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, Macquarie International, the English Language Centre, Macquarie University International College, and Events and Domestic Protocol.

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Engagement) 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 Advancement team, ensuring that strong influential relationships are established and maintained among our alumni community, donors and supporters
  • Overseeing the Macquarie University Incubator, a purpose-built 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
  • The recruitment of international students, support for international engagement, the Macquarie University International College which provides diploma, foundation and intensive pathway courses towards bachelor degree programs; and the award-winning English Language Centre which provides committed and professional support to students in improving their English to fulfil their future goals.
  • 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

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

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