Appointment: Head of Advancement

St John’s College would like to welcome Ms Shelley Roberts the newly appointed Head of Advancement.

Shelley holds BA Honours in Journalism, Media and Communications from Rhodes University and has recently completed her Masters in Journalism and Media Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand. 

She was the Development and Fundraising Services Manager at Rhodes University before joining the Wits Development and Fundraising Office in 2012, where she has served as a Development and Fundraising Specialist with a key focus on fundraising with Corporates, Trusts and Foundations, specifically in the fields of Science, Technology and Humanities. 

She has extensive experience in developing and maintaining strategic long-term partnerships with project partners, funders and alumni, sourcing funding for strategic educational projects and developing the research and marketing materials needed for those strategic projects.

Shelley is a confident, inspirational and engaging person with the skills, knowledge and experience to develop and lead the strategic vision for the St John’s College Advancement Office.  She will help shape the direction and capacity of the Admissions, Marketing and Communications, Foundation, Old Johannian Association and Community Engagement services that will now collaborate under the auspices of Advancement.

Shelley will start her role as Head of Advancement remotely in April and we look forward to introducing her to the St John’s community as soon as it is possible.