Alumni Office

Alumni Office enquiries number:  01865 (6)11610
Fax:  01865 (6)11611


Postal address: Alumni Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD

Director of Alumni Relations: Christine Fairchild
PA to the Director of Alumni Relations: Position vacant

The Alumni Office reports to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Development and External Affairs). In addition to working closely with the Development Office, the Public Affairs Directorate and the International Strategy Office, the Alumni Office liaises with the University’s satellite offices in New York, Hong Kong and Tokyo to provide engagement opportunities for alumni around the world.

The Office is organised around the following streams of activity: events, communications and marketing, alumni groups, travel and learning, data analysis, and administration. Its vision is one of an engaged, active and growing community of alumni (currently, 250,000+) who support the strategic aims of the University in ways that are meaningful and mutually beneficial.

The Alumni Office strives to achieve this vision by analysing the data available through the Development and Alumni Relations System (DARS) and working with key internal and external constituencies to build awareness, engagement and ultimately support for Oxford through an array of programmes and resources of value to alumni throughout their lives. Core to this mission is working collaboratively across the University to deliver services and programmes that are complementary to that offered by colleges and departments.

Profile of the Director of Alumni Relations

Christine Fairchild graduated from Connecticut College in the USA in 1979 with a BA in Asian Studies and spent her early career at the Harvard Art Museums where she worked in membership, development, special events and public education. In 1988 she moved to the Harvard Business School where she served as Director of Alumni Relations until 2003. From 2003 to 2010 she served as Executive Director of External Relations, leading a department of 80 people. The role entailed fundraising (raising over $50M annually in new gifts and pledges and completing a $600M capital campaign), alumni relations, alumni communications, corporate relations, donor relations/stewardship, data and gift processing, prospect research and special events. She took up her appointment at Oxford in March 2011.