Deakin Advancement

Deakin Advancement plays a major role in helping the University achieve the LIVE the Future Strategic Plan by developing strong community relations. The division comprises Business and Advancement Services, Alumni Relations, Donor Relations and Campaign.

In all our activities we aim to complement Deakin's vision to be a catalyst for positive change to benefit our students, staff and the communities we serve.

Our services

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.

Find out more about Deakin’s Alumni Community

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.

Find out more about giving to Deakin

Advancement leadership

Mr Jimmy Buck
Chief Advancement Officer
+61 9246 8723
Email Jimmy Buck

Jonathon Cosgrove
Director, Development
+61 9244 5862
Email Jonathon Cosgrove

Michelle turner
Director, Operations
+61 3 9246 8907
Email Michelle Turner