I am delighted to announce the appointment of Danielle Dunbar (she/her) as Associate Vice-President, Engagement, effective June 5, 2023.
Danielle is currently Associate Vice-President, Advancement, as well as Chief Development Officer, at the University of Saskatchewan, and in 2022 she served in a dual capacity as Interim Vice-President, University Relations. She holds a Bachelor degree in Kinesiology and Recreation Management, a Certified Fundraising Executive Designation, and is nearing completion of a Master of Arts in Leadership, specializing in Executive Leadership, at Royal Roads University.
Danielle possesses an extensive and diverse background in the areas of engagement, alumni relations, fundraising, and development. Prior to her time at the University of Saskatchewan, she was Executive Director, Alumni and Advancement, and Acting Associate Vice-President, Alumni and Donor Relations, at the University of Manitoba. While serving in these roles, she worked very closely with senior leadership, deans, and department heads to establish and align priorities with philanthropic opportunities. Her deep roots, engaging style, and authentic connections to Manitoba and Winnipeg communities were showcased by her role in the University of Manitoba’s successful $500 million advancement campaign.
While at the University of Saskatchewan, she has been responsible for restructuring advancement strategies, creating a high-functioning and collaborative team, refreshing the institutional brand to align with its priorities and place, and building and strengthening external relationships with more than 160,000 alumni, and Indigenous and community partners.
Danielle is a relationship builder and has led teams of communication, alumni, community relations, government relations, strategic events, and fundraising professionals to advance the mission of the universities she has served. She is a highly successful engagement executive, and I believe that with her strong leadership experience, and collaborative style, she will excel in her new role as Associate Vice-President, Engagement. Please join me in welcoming Danielle Dunbar to The University of Winnipeg and back home to Winnipeg.
I would like to take this opportunity as well to thank the members of the Presidential Advisory Committee for their service and thoughtful advice throughout the search process.
Dr. Todd Mondor
President and Vice-Chancellor