University appoints new Director of Development and Alumni Relations
The University of Leicester has appointed a senior higher education development executive with more than fifteen years’ experience in the sector to lead its Development and Alumni Relations Office (DARO).
Steve Corbett joins from the Royal College of Art (RCA) where he was Deputy Director of Development and Alumni Relations. During his tenure there, Steve played a key role in the launch and delivery of the College’s £100m GenerationRCA campaign. Before joining RCA, Steve held senior roles at the University of Hertfordshire, where he developed the strategy for an alumni engagement programme and launched multiple new initiatives, which were shortlisted for HEIST Awards in two consecutive years.
The University of Leicester’s Development and Alumni Relations Office is responsible for building lasting relationships with alumni members. It helps to inspire those who wish to give back to the university. In his new role, Steve will lead the University’s philanthropic agenda and ensure that DARO continues to attract significant levels of fundraising.Kerry Law, Chief Marketing and Engagement Officer at the University of Leicester said:
“I am extremely pleased to welcome Steve Corbett as the new Director of Development and Alumni Relations. He has an impressive track record in advancement and his commitment to deepening engagement within our alumni community will be of great value to the University. His expertise and insight will help to build on DARO’s continued success.”
Steve Corbett said:
“I am thrilled to be joining Leicester and the University's exceptional DARO team at such an important and exciting point in its history. The work undertaken by DARO enables and enhances the ambitions of the entire University community, and there are few institutions that can claim to put people, welfare and a brighter future more firmly at the centre of all that they do. The University of Leicester has achieved some incredible things in its first 100 years, and I feel very fortunate to be able to help support its staff, students, alumni and supporters in setting the ambitious path for the next 100.”
Steve will begin his new role at the University of Leicester at the end of July.