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Goodbye Gordon

Gordon Cox, our Development Director, has accepted a position at the University of Bath and will be leaving Univ in January.

Gordon joined Univ two and half years ago from the Humanities Division of the University of Oxford, and has overseen, at Univ, the fundraising campaign for Univ North, the transition of Master and the long period of pandemic related disruption. Gordon has made his mark at Univ and we have enjoyed working with him. We will miss him.

Harriet (Hattie) Bayly will be Interim Development Director from January 2022. Hattie joined Univ’s Development Office over a year ago and has worked in Oxford for over fifteen years.

Baroness Valerie Amos, the Master, commented, “It has been a pleasure working with Gordon.  He has led the alumni and development team through a particularly challenging time as the covid 19 pandemic initially constrained our outreach and engagement efforts. However, the roll out of a series of online events made it possible for us to connect to an even broader group of friends and alumni across the world. He also spearheaded our fundraising efforts focussed on Univ North, scholarships and the Beacon programme. Gordon has made a tremendous contribution to Univ. We will miss his enthusiasm, energy and creativity and wish him well on his new role at Bath.
Thank you Gordon.”

John Crompton (1981, PPE), Foundation Fellow and Chair of the University College Development Board, said, “Over the last (almost) three years, Gordon has made a terrific contribution to Univ and to its development efforts. Under the extraordinarily challenging Covid conditions, he has led an Alumni and Development effort that has made an amazing contribution to the College community — measured in terms of online engagement with a great programme of College-sponsored online events, and also with a tremendous response from alumni to the Univ North campaign. His achievements should not just be measured in terms of near-term outputs; he has built on strong foundations but has left a still stronger legacy for his successor, and for the College. I wish him the very best for his new and exciting role.”

Published: 17 December 2021

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