Communications and Advancement update
As announced in my August 14 message to the Royal Roads community, recent changes to the Communications and Advancement portfolio allow us to strengthen our capacity to enhance the university’s relevance and reputation.
A notable structural change is the reorganization of communications and alumni relations functions as distinct, yet highly integrated units. Recognizing the integral role of alumni as ambassadors of a Royal Roads University education, Pedro Márquez and I have collaborated on the creation of the role of Associate Vice-President, Marketing and Alumni Relations. We are delighted that Catherine Riggins will assume this role, with a dual reporting relationship to Pedro and me.
In a new role as Alumni Relations Manager, Karen McKeown will work closely with Catherine and school directors to further alumni activity and increase engagement with both domestic and international alumni.
The communications team will see the addition of a Director, Communications and Community Relations. This role will be posted in the coming weeks.
I hope this at-a-glance reference to our people, their roles and contact information will be useful as we move forward with an enhanced ability to increase integration and strengthen capacity.
Please feel free to get in touch if you have questions about the work of Communications and Advancement.
Communications and Advancement Department
Office of the Vice-President
Katharine Harrold, Vice-President, Communications and Advancement
HC 201 | 250.391.2563
Sophie Cote, Executive Assistant
HC 207 | 250.391.2600 ext. 4483
Catherine Riggins, Associate Vice-President, Marketing and Alumni Relations
Mews 110B | 250.391.2600 ext. 4339
Karen McKeown, Alumni Relations Manager
HC 402 | 250.391.2507
Felix Gao, International Projects Coordinator - 75th Anniversary
HC 400 | 250.391.2600 ext. 4378
Doug Ozeroff, Senior Manager, Communications
HC 401 | 250.391.2526
Jean Macgregor, Communications Officer
HC 406 | 250.391.2600 ext. 4793
Megan Catalano, Communications Officer
HC 403 | 250.391.2600 ext. 4326
Madeleine Dahl, Communications Assistant
HC 400 | 250.391.2600 ext. 4536
Yvette Guigueno, Advancement Manager
HC 305 | 250.391.2562
Hayley Bennett, Development & Communications Coordinator
HC 322 | 250.391.2561
Vivianne Jefferis, Operations Manager
HC 322 | 250.391.2560
Cindy Goodman, Senior Alumni Associate
HC 313 | 250.391.2551
Apurba Joshi, Advancement Associate
HC 313 | 250.391.2600 ext. 4840
Office of Sustainability
Nancy Wilkin, Director, Office of Sustainability
Millward 212 | 250.391.2600 ext.4852
Jordan Kummerfield, Research Assistant
Millward 212 | 250.391.2600 ext. 4512