Alumni drive has great appeal

David Morgan, managing director of Runaway Bay Sport and Leadership Excellence Centre and a Griffith University Alumni, who graduated with a Masters in Business Administration in 2007
Griffith Business School graduate David Morgan, Managing Director of Runaway Bay Sport and Leadership Excellence Centre.

Such is the excitement surrounding the new headquarters for the Griffith Business School, former students are leading a financial drive to ensure the ongoing development of this industry hub.

The Transforming Business appeal allows alumni and community donors who gift $500 to have their names and graduation details emblazoned on reflective oval plaques as part of an artistic recognition wall housed in the foyer of the new building.

As Chair of the GBS Alumni Advisory Group and 2007 MBA graduate, David Morgan fondly reflects on his time on the Gold Coast campus and sees the alumni appeal as an opportunity for past students, and the community as a whole, to become major contributors to an exciting future for Griffith University.

Mr Morgan is director and co-owner of City Venue Management, an asset management company that boasts 16 sport and leisure facilities throughout southeast Queensland and employs more than 400 people.

“When you think about the discussions and engagement that will occur within the walls of the new building and how that’s going to shape and influence business leaders of the future, I think that’s the most compelling story and what resonates most with the Alumni Advisory Group,” says Mr Morgan.

Funds from the alumni appeal will enhance the world-class learning environments within the GBS and help establish the Alumni Future Generations Scholarship. This will assist future students whose education may be hindered by financial circumstances.