Dr James L Allan
Council Member - University of Melbourne staff member
"I’ve been really struck by the energy of the Melbourne alumni I’ve met in my time here. There’s a remarkable pride in the University and a strong sense of community. It’s our job on the Alumni Council to help foster this community and to ensure that our current students can benefit from the experiences of those who’ve gone before them."
In his role as the Director of Alumni and Stakeholder Relations at the University of Melbourne, James Allan is responsible for setting strategy and leading efforts to engage alumni and others to support the University, through alumni relations, regular giving programs, events and communications.
Holding a PhD in Communications from the University of Massachusetts Amherst along with degrees from University of Toronto and McGill University, James spent over 10 years in Alumni Relations at York University in Toronto before joining the team at the University of Melbourne.