Regional development exec to lead community engagement in Central West

9 MAY 2019

Regional development exec to lead community engagement in Central West

A thought leader in regional development in the Central West will take up a position at Charles Sturt University that aims to expand the University’s engagement with communities across the region.

  • Regional development exec to start in leading development position at Charles Sturt
  • New position aims to strengthen Charles Sturt’s community engagement in Central West
  • Charles Sturt University aiming to strengthen regions economically and socially

A thought leader in regional development in the Central West will take up a position at Charles Sturt University that aims to expand the University’s engagement with communities across the region.

Ms Julia Andrews is taking up the new position of Director of External Engagement for the Charles Sturt campuses in Bathurst and Orange.

"I am incredibly excited to be joining Charles Sturt to help strengthen and expand its relationships, projects and engagement with our regional communities,” Ms Andrews said.

“Having come from a regional development background, I have a keen understanding of the fundamental role Charles Sturt University can play to make our region stronger economically and socially."

Ms Andrews has worked in regional NSW in Local Government, economic development, regional advocacy, project management, media, tourism and the wine industry for 20 years.

Most recently, she was the Director of Regional Development for Regional Development Australia (RDA) Central West.

Associate Professor Laura Dan, Charles Sturt Director of Knowledge Exchange and Engagement, welcomed Ms Andrews to her new position.

“This role highlights the University’s endeavour to build strong, vibrant regional communities with the intellection and social capital and the infrastructure necessary for the 21st century,” Professor Dan said.

Ms Andrews was educated at the Australian National University and has a Graduate Degree in Communications from the Queensland University of Technology.

She moved to Canowindra from Sydney in the late 1990s to establish Hamilton’s Bluff Vineyard with husband James. In 2005, she established The Canowindra Phoenix newspaper. Ms Andrews commenced her position at Charles Sturt on 6 May, and is based in Orange.

Media contact:

Wes Ward, 0417 125 795


Media Note:

Contact CSU Media via news@csu.edu.au or Bruce Andrews on 0418 669 362 to arrange interviews with Ms Andrews.

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