University of Calgary. Office of the Vice-President. External Relations
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The University of Calgary's vice-presidents are appointed by its Board of Governors, which has been granted this power by The Universities Act as well as the authority to assign duties to the vice-presidents on the recommendation of the President. The Vice-President (University Relations) is responsible for relationship-building with the university's internal and external communities and oversees the following areas: alumni relations, government relations, community engagement, marketing, and strategic communications with faculty, staff, alumni and the community.
The position originated in 2002 as Vice-President (External Relations), responsible for alumni relations, marketing, public relations and government relations. In 2011, it was renamed Vice-President (University Relations).
Incumbents have been: Roman Cooney (VP(External Relations), 2005-2008); Colleen Taylor (Interim VP(External Relations), 2009-2010); Diane Kenyon (VP(University Relations), 2011-)