In all our endeavours we aim to complement Deakin's vision to be a catalyst for positive change to benefit our students, staff and the communities we serve.
Connecting our past with our future
We develop and coordinate communications between Deakin and our Alumni Community.
We provide professional development and networking opportunities nationally and internationally in collaboration with formal chapters and various international alumni associations.
We also negotiate and deliver a range of exclusive benefits available to our Alumni Community.
Expanding our professional network
We deliver a range of event services for Deakin. This includes commercial hire and use of Deakin’s facilities and venues, and end-to-end project management of a wide range of events.
Our fully integrated electronic conference and event software allows us the flexibility to wholly manage events, whether held externally or on campus.
Growing our local community
We actively engage, support and contribute to our local communities. We do this through teaching, learning and research, corporate education, partnerships, sponsorship and work-integrated learning programs.
Encouraging appreciation for the visual arts
The Deakin University Art Gallery was established in 2003 and is located at our Melbourne Burwood Campus. The gallery fosters an appreciation of, and engagement with, the visual arts through a vibrant exhibition program.
Fundraising for the future
We pursue and secure philanthropic gifts to Deakin and assist in profiling the university throughout the broader community.
We also manage and deliver Deakin's annual oration programs and internal events.
Championing our stories and successes
We support the university by profiling Deakin news, achievements and stories across print, radio, television and social media.
In addition, we partner with all areas of the university to support key strategic projects, coordinate internal communications and provide expert photographic services.
Office of the Vice-President (Advancement)
The Office of the VP(A) resides within the Deakin Advancement division. It provides executive support to ensure the core functions of our portfolio effectively deliver our key services.
Mr Ron Fairchild
Chief Advancement Officer
+61 3 9246 8954
Email Ron Fairchild
Mr Daraus Mirza
Director, Advancement Services and Operations
+61 3 9246 8084
Email Daraus Mirza
Mr Bryan Allchin
Director, Media and Corporate Communications
+61 3 9246 8221
Email Bryan Allchin
Ms Tamara Chalmers
Associate Director, University Events
+61 3 9251 7806
Email Tamara Chalmers
Mr Michael Mangos
Director, Stakeholder Partnerships and Community Relations
+61 3 9244 5147
Email Michael Mangos