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Rockhampton Region Engagement Committee

The Rockhampton Region Engagement Committee (RREC) provides the strategic link between CQUniversity and the Rockhampton Region community, business, industry, and government sectors to help explore and address community issues and/or industry needs for the region.

Focus Areas

Active Engagement with High Schools

  • Raise the profile of CQUniversity with secondary schools within the RREC region, assist to increase the number of school leaver enrolments.
  • Host annual AVC High School Dinner for the purpose of profile building, two-way engagement in order to share University information and to receive feedback from high schools which CQUniversity will respond to.

Scholarships and Honorary Awardee Nominations

  • Foster relationships with current scholarship sponsors and explore potential sponsorship opportunities
  • Nominate suitable candidates for CQUniversity Honorary Awards.

Loneliness Project

  • Commencement of Phase 3 – Implementation Process.
  • The sub-committee to secure funding to implement the Loneliness projects into the community.
  • Finalise the branding of each sub-project and purchase appropriate collateral. The graphic design of the project branding will be provided in kind by CQUniversity across all four projects. The sub-committee have settled on the tagline “Empowering Connections. Ending Loneliness.”.
  • Initiate the sub-project into the community where ownership of the sub-project has been taken.

Centre of Excellence for Inclusive Education

  • On hold at present, sitting with the School of Education and The Arts and will require a significant amount of funding.

CQUniversity Schools Engagement

  • Engage with Not-For-Profits to assist with student placements, internships, etc.
  • Utilise the individual networks of REC members to support the engagement strategies of CQUniversity’s Schools
  • Support 3D start-ups, entrepreneurship, and social innovation projects driven by CQUniversity’s discipline areas.

Research

  • Develop an in-depth understanding of engagement activity within the Research Division of CQUniversity to help promote two-way research opportunities
  • Exploring opportunities within the region relevant to food waste management
  • Working alongside Rockhampton Regional Council (RRC) to support emerging Aquaculture industry.

Members

Mrs Kim Harrington (Deputy Chair)
Associate Vice-Chancellor (Rockhampton Region), CQUniversity
avc-rockhampton@cqu.edu.au

Ms Kaylee Taylor (Secretary)
Executive Assistant to the AVC (Rockhampton Region), CQUniversity
k.taylor1@cqu.edu.au

Prof Bill Blayney
Dean, School of Education and The Arts, CQUniversity
b.blayney@cqu.edu.au

Prof Lee Di Milia
Dean, School of Business and Law, CQUniversity
V.DiMilia@cqu.edu.au

Mr Gerard Iliott
Lecturer, School of Business and Law, CQUniversity
g.ilott@cqu.edu.au

Ms Justine Connor
Lecturer, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Sciences, CQUniversity
j.connor@cqu.edu.au 

Mr Corey Bloomfield
Industry and Co-op Program Leader, School of Engineering & Technology
c.bloomfield@cqu.edu.au

Mr Francis Edwards
Industry and Co-op Program Leader, School of Engineering & Technology
f.edwards@cqu.edu.au

Ms Patrice Brown
Director, CQG Consulting, CQUniversity Council Member
p.brown@cqu.edu.au

Ms Shelia Houston
CEO, GlobaLinks Learning Abroad (Pacific Region), CQUniversity Council Member

Mr Damon Morrisson (Chair)
Executive Coordinator to the Mayor, Rockhampton Regional Council
damon.morrison@rrc.qld.gov.au

Ms Desley Cowley
Village Manager, Oak Tree Group
vmnormangardens@oaktreegroup.com.au

Mr Ewan Filmer
Coordinator, Capricorn Citizen Advocacy
efi20201@bigpond.net.au

Mr Blake Harvey
General Manager Grid Planning & Optimisation, Energy Queensland Limited
blake.harvey@energyq.com.au

Mr Neil Lethlean
Economic Development Manager, Capricorn Enterprise
neillethlean@capricornenterprise.com.au

Mr Brett Bacon
Director, Community & Planning Services, Livingstone Shire Council
Brett.Bacon@livingstone.qld.gov.au

Mr Jason Pfingst
Director, Plan-itvisions
jason@plan-itvisions.com.au

Mr Justin Power
Director, Justin Power Management Services
powerhouse1@bigpond.com

Mr Joe Ramsay
Senior Constable & Rockhampton Coordinator, Project Booyah, Qld Police Service
Ramsay.JoeA@police.qld.gov.au

Mr Robert Rooney
Principal, Swanwick Murray Roche Lawyers
rrooney@smrlaw.com.au

Mr Robert Forsythe
Executive Director Rural and District-wide Services at CQ Health
robert.forsythe@health.qld.gov.au