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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

Business Support Officer to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Engagement, Campuses and Mackay-Whitsunday Region) – Mrs 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) leads the University’s Engagement and Campuses Division in pursuit of the University’s strategic priorities. The role has executive responsibility for the University’s Associate Vice-Chancellors, as well as its engagement portfolio which takes in the Engagement Office, the Office of Social Innovation and the Office of Indigenous Engagement.

CQUniversity is Queensland's first truly comprehensive university and, as such, the Engagement and Campuses Division leads a dynamic engagement agenda that continually 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 CQUniversity’s Mackay-Whitsunday region, by ensuring the goals and mission of the University are pursued in the local community, engaging with internal and external stakeholders, 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, has a passion for organisational development, and is highly committed to using CQUniversity as a vehicle to support the development of sustainable communities through engagement, social innovation and giving back.

Emigrating from South Africa in 2006 to serve 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 2010. He was appointed in his current role as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Engagement, Campuses and Mackay-Whitsunday Region) in July 2014.

Professor Viljoen serves on a variety of internal and external boards, including Reef Catchments and Ministerial appointments to the Mackay Hospital Foundation and Regional Development Australia Mackay-Isaac-Whitsunday.

When able to steal away from his busy professional career, Professor Viljoen enjoys running, boating and fishing.