Previous director of advancement at Melbourne Business School, Dr Alan Watkinson, has been appointed as La Trobe University’s new director of alumni and advancement. Alan has an extensive experience in alumni and advancement sector, including executive leadership at Trinity College, University of Melbourne and Scotch College. He has served as president and chairman at ADAPE (now EducatePlus). In 2010 he received a Trevor Wigney Award for his contribution to educational philanthropy in Australasia. “I am excited by the energy and focus I find at La Trobe at this important time. La Trobe has such a vibrant and unique character which has been shaped by its history and alumni who have gone on to make their mark in the world,” said Alan. He will lead the University’s alumni and advancement program, which seeks to strengthen alumni engagement and increase alternative revenue streams, as La Trobe approaches its 50th anniversary.
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