A new name, a fresh approach!
From March 31, the Alumni, Community Relations & Development office will be known as the Development & Alumni office. The change of name symbolises a new era for the office, with a fresh focus and direction.
Director of the Development & Alumni Office, Anne Gribbin, summarises: "2004 was a big year for the office. There was quite a bit of work going on behind the scenes, which has allowed us to move forward in a very positive way. We underwent a review, had quite a few staff changes and have started the implementation of our strategic plan, The New Landscape. The mission statement and office values have also been agreed to by all staff."
Anne went on to say: "2005 will see the consolidation of all this hard work. We plan to develop the business further by increasing the knowledge, awareness and interest within the University and the general community about our work, promote our successes and stories, as well as motivate our alumni and graduates to become more involved in Development & Alumni initiatives and programs.
" We are committed to looking at ways we can add value to the University and its work with students, faculties and alumni. We are working with faculties to develop a model for Community Engagement, we are currently compiling a database of Trusts and Foundations and Corporate Sponsorship opportunities to help meet the University's financial needs, and we are renewing the Data Sharing Agreements between Chapters and Networks. All in all, it is a very exciting time for Development & Alumni." ■
Story Diane Lee
For more information about the Development & Alumni difference, telephone the Director, Anne Gribbin on +61 8303 4275 or email email@example.com, or visit www.adelaide.edu.au/alumni/membership/whatis_acro.html