Sarah Jarman will join in April 2014

University appoints new Director of Development & Alumni Relations

The University of Exeter is delighted to announce the appointment of Sarah Jarman as its Director of Development & Alumni Relations.

Sarah joins Exeter from the University of Southampton where she held a similar role. She previously worked at the University of Bristol and the Open University.

Claire Baines, Chief Operating Officer, commented: “Sarah has a wealth of experience in this critical area of university business and will be an asset to the senior management team and colleges.

  “She will ensure the Development and Alumni Relations Office attracts significant levels of philanthropic income to the University and will work closely with the Vice-Chancellor and myself to pursue our University-wide  fundraising strategy.”

Vice-Chancellor, Sir Steve Smith concluded: “The UK Higher Education sector lags way behind the US and others in the area of philanthropic giving and fundraising. Sarah’s appointment signals our intention to continue the excellent progress we have already made.”

Sarah is the latest in a series of recent senior University appointments which include Jacqui Marshall as Director of Human Resources and Jane Chafer as Director of Communication and Corporate Affairs.

Sarah will take up her appointment in April 2014.


Date: 6 February 2014

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