Shawn Walker is the new Executive Director of Marketing and Communications at Charles Sturt University

Shawn Walker is the new Executive Director of Marketing and Communications at Charles Sturt University. Shawn has over 12 years’ experience working within the Australian higher education sector across marketing, student recruitment, admissions, business development and customer experience. Prior to this he was the Director, Sales and Customer Experience for La Trobe University and was responsible for leading the domestic student recruitment and admissions function to recruit high quality applications for La Trobe; and enhance the customer experience in order to drive retention, advocacy and deliver on the brand promise. Shawn has been with La Trobe for over six years having held roles as Deputy Director, Associate Director and Director. During his time at La Trobe Shawn has reinvigorated the marketing and sales approach to enhance commercial outcomes. Previously, Shawn worked as the National Marketing and Student Recruitment Manager for Australian Catholic University, developing and managing national marketing and communication strategies which contributed towards a 36% growth in student applications to the University in 2010.

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