Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Engagement), Professor David Wilkinson

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Engagement), Professor David Wilkinson

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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