Alumni Manager, Queensland University of Technology

Ken Gideon

Alumni Manager, Queensland University of Technology

Ken Gideon

I have been working in the higher education sector since graduating from high school in 1988. While I was a student at Old Dominion University, I worked in a variety of offices and gained a great depth of experiences across the University. My first full-time, professional position was in the Office of Admissions at ODU in 1992, during my final year of my Bachelor’s degree. From 1992 to December 2004, I worked at ODU in a variety of positions within the Admissions Office and within the Office of University Events, Licensing and Government Relations.

In 2005, I moved to Brisbane Australia, where I obtained a graduate diploma in organizational communication from the University of Queensland. In the middle of this degree, I obtained a full-time job at the University of Southern Queensland. During the 3 years I worked at USQ, I worked on events, alumni and development functions. I also revitalized and reopened the Development Office, which had previously shut down at the University in 2000. In 2008, I left USQ to create the University of Queensland School of Medicine formalized alumni program. During this time, I created a formalized structure for the School and created a team of professionals to look after these engagement activities. In March 2012, I left UQ to become the Alumni Manager at Queensland University of Technology. In this role, lead a team of 7 professionals to connect and engage with QUT’s more than 200,000 alumni around the globe.

In 2013, Lea Sublett and I began the AUAPG (Australian University Alumni Professionals Group) which is designed to bring Australian University Alumni Professionals together twice per year and help advance our profession.

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