The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) has announced the appointment of a new Vice-President, Advancement. Celia Hurley, currently Chief Advancement Officer at Curtin University in Perth, will join UTS in April.
“Advancement and philanthropy are increasingly vital to all Australian universities,” UTS Vice-Chancellor Professor Attila Brungs said in announcing the appointment. “I’m very happy that Celia has agreed to take up this critical role.”
The role of Vice-President, Advancement, is a new one, emerging from a recent restructuring of senior portfolios.
Ms Hurley joined Curtin in 2015 and has expanded its relationships with external community partners and secured major gifts in support of scholarships and research.
She had previously spent 11 years with Central Carolina Community College in the United States, the last four as Vice-President of Institutional Advancement.
“I’m confident Celia will help us achieve our ambitious aspirations in the area of philanthropy and advancement – an essential component for a successful modern-day university as it realises its mission in teaching and learning, outreach, scholarship and research discovery,” Professor Brungs said.