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Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Engagement, Campuses and Mackay-Whitsunday Region)

Pierre Viljoen 

Professor Pierre Viljoen
Phone + 61 (0) 7 4940 7404
Fax + 61 (0) 7 4940 7407
Email p.viljoen@cqu.edu.au

Executive Assistant to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Engagement, Campuses and Mackay-Whitsunday Region) – Tam Kiln
Phone: + 61 7 4940 7872
Fax: + 61 7 4940 7407
Email t.kiln@cqu.edu.au

Executive Officer (Engagement & Campuses) - Mrs Carole Dawes
Phone 61 7 4940 7400
Fax + 61 7 4940 7407
Email: c.dawes@cqu.edu.au

About the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Engagement, Campuses and Mackay-Whitsunday Region)

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Engagement, Campuses and Mackay-Whitsunday Region) is the chief external affairs officer for CQUniversity and provides leadership and advice to the Vice-Chancellor and President on strategies to cultivate high-quality relationships with the University's internal and external communities and to develop productive partnerships to further the region's interests and the University's strategic priorities. The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Engagement, Campuses and Mackay-Whitsunday Region) aims to foster a deep and pervasive culture of engagement to support the University's mission to leverage its power of place and its goal of becoming Australia's most engaged University. The position has leadership of the University's multiple campus operations, as well as the Development and Alumni Relations Directorate.

As CQUniversity becomes Queensland's first truly comprehensive university, the Engagement & Campuses Division will lead a dynamic engagement agenda that evolves to encompass the unique needs of all levels of post-school education, research and service across the University's diverse national footprint.

The position is also responsible for leadership of the Mackay campus by ensuring the goals and mission of the University are pursued in the local community, establishing a campus vision, identifying growth and development opportunities and, ensuring a high quality student and staff experience

About Professor Pierre Viljoen

Professor Viljoen holds a PhD in Industrial Psychology, with a passion for organisational development, together with more than 20 years' experience in academia.

Immigrating to Australia from South Africa in 2006, Professor Viljoen is proactive in engaging with communities across Central Queensland to maintain an understanding of the region's interests, needs, issues and priorities. Professor Viljoen is highly committed to community development, and is a member of several boards both locally and nationally, including Chair of Engagement Australia.

After initially serving as Head of Campus at CQUniversity Gladstone for three years, Professor Viljoen commenced the dual role of leading the Mackay campus and the University's engagement portfolio from December 2009