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Office of the Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Development


Headed up by the Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Development, the OIAD plays a leadership role in advancing the university’s mission, goals and strategic priorities by establishing, strengthening and sustaining relationships with AUD’s external constituencies, and by devising and overseeing the implementation of strategies that cover a wide range of development activities internal to AUD.


New programs: Leading the process of identifying opportunities for the development of new academic programs and other offerings that meet existing and emerging learning needs

Professional accreditation: Management and oversight of the processes that aim at maintenance of existing professional accreditations and timely completion of accreditation work in progress; identification of opportunities for expansion of professional accreditation

Rankings: Management and enhancement of AUD’s institutional and program-specific rankings through relationship-building with leading ranking organizations

Executive programs: Repositioning, redesigning, relaunching and managing AUD’s Center for Executive Programs and Professional Services (CEPPS)

University representation: Relationship building and representation of AUD to the wider academic community and to corporate and public sector partners and stakeholders locally, regionally and internationally

Outreach: Development of strategies and guidelines for a wide range of outreach activities for implementation by the academic and administrative units; hosting partner institutions, corporations and government agencies at events that focus on advancement of society

Endowment: Development and activation of AUD’s Endowment Fund and pursuit of other external funding endeavors

Communications and publications: Editorial (linguistic) oversight of all institutional communications and publications in both soft and hard formats