Alumni Council update
Louisa Rose, Chair of the Alumni Council
Earlier this year Dr Tim Cooper, AM, finished his term as the inaugural Chair of the Alumni Council. Tim was instrumental in getting the Alumni Council started from its establishment in 2014, and he has left big shoes for me to fill. I would like to thank Tim for all his hard work.
We have welcomed the following new members to the Alumni Council this year: Ms Megan Webster Bradman, Ms Leah Marrone, Ms Penelope Howarth and Mr Jarrad Taylor. They join continuing members Professor Randall Faull, Dr Penny Moyle and Associate Professor Paul Grbin and those re-elected or re-appointed – Dr David Wong, Mr Dale Manson and Dr Chelsea Liu. This is a worldly and diverse group who are keen to work with the External Relations branch to help to foster networks between alumni and the University of Adelaide for the benefit of both all over the world.
At our July meeting, from the University Council we welcomed Chancellor Rear Admiral Kevin Scarce, AC, CSC, RAN-Rtd and Council Member Dr Ian Watson, AM, RFD to discuss how the Alumni Council and the University Council can work even more closely together. A number of initiatives were discussed, including having Dr Ian Watson as a permanent liaison on the Alumni Council, and the Alumni Council Chair regularly attending and reporting to the University Council meetings.
As always, we welcome feedback and suggestions as to how we can better support alumni and the University, including current students. You can contact us via the University website:
Chair, Alumni Council