University’s campaigns man

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The University of Sheffield has appointed Peter Agar to a new post of Director of Campaigns.

Peter was Director of Development for ten years at the University of Cambridge where he achieved success in attracting philanthropic donations. During his time in Cambridge he designed and implemented Cambridge’s first institution-wide fundraising campaign (the 800th Anniversary Campaign), forging partnerships with all 31 university colleges. The campaign, which was completed in 2011, exceeded its ambitious targets, raising a total of £1.2 billion.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Keith Burnett said: “At a time when public funds are reducing and international competition is intensifying, developing new sources of support is vital to our students and to our ambitions as a world-class university.

“I am thrilled that Peter is joining us in Sheffield. The Director of Campaigns at the University of Sheffield is an important new role which we have created to work with our faculties to develop strategically vital opportunities for philanthropy.”

Commenting on his new role, Peter Agar said: “I am delighted to accept the role of Director of Campaigns at the University of Sheffield, a university rightly held in high regard in the UK and overseas for its outstanding research across all the faculties and for the quality of its student experience.”