Deakin Advancement

Deakin Advancement plays a major role in helping the University achieve the Deakin 2030: Ideas to Impact Strategic Plan. The division comprises the Development, Alumni Engagement and Operations teams.

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 of over 300,000 graduates worldwide.

We provide professional development and networking opportunities nationally and internationally in collaboration with formal chapters and various international alumni associations. Through these and other targeted engagement opportunities we seek to grow mutually beneficial relationships with Deakin alumni.

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

In partnership with colleagues across the University, we work to secure philanthropic gifts that advance Deakin’s education and research ambitions. Aligning donor passion, intent and resources with Deakin insight and expertise, we seek to create opportunity that builds positive progress for the local and global communities that the University serves.

Find out more about donating to Deakin

Advancement leadership

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

Rebecca Berg
Director, Alumni Engagement
+61 3 522 73153
Email Rebecca Berg

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

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