Angelo Kourtis


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The Division of People & Advancement, although seemingly broad & varied, is interwoven by a common interest: enabling students, community, staff and alumni, the people who can build experience, to secure success.

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A Vitally Important Campaign

A Vitally Important Campaign

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Angelo Kourtis has been a member of the Western Sydney University community since 1986, as a student, graduate and member of staff. Angelo has held a number of senior roles at the University including Executive Director of Public Affairs & Partnerships and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Students). He was appointed to his current role of Vice-President (People and Advancement) in March 2015.

Angelo conceived and established the student lifecycle strategy at Western Sydney University, revealing invaluable insights into the 'journey' students embark on when aspiring to higher education and beyond. He pioneered the concept of the 'Citizen Scholar' and led the establishment of 'The Academy' at the University.

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Angelo continues to lead the University's multi-faceted branding program including content, digital and experience strategies.  He has been integral in integrating these strategies into student admissions and enrolment to help enhance student engagement and improve the overall student experience.

Angelo has presented at numerous conferences and seminars, nationally and internationally, on the importance of integrating principles of the student lifecycle into corporate decisions and processes. Recently he co-authored a chapter on the concept of 'The Citizen Scholar' in James Arvanitakis and David J. Hornsby's 2016 Universities, The Citizen Scholar and the Future of Higher Education.



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