Issue 17
Monday, 09 October 2017
Charles Darwin University
Director of International Stacey Farraway
Director of International Stacey Farraway

Director of International joins CDU team

By Leanne Miles

The university has welcomed its new Director of International Stacey Farraway, who has a wealth of experience in marketing and international education.

Ms Farraway, who has worked in international education for the past 17 years, comes to CDU with an impressive record in driving international student numbers as Deputy Director of International at Griffith University.

Originally from Maryborough in Queensland, she has been employed across a range of portfolios including marketing and recruitment, international relations and business development, international student mobility, admissions, and student experience.

“I am passionate about helping students reach their full potential through study, particularly those in other parts of the world who may not have access or the pathways to education that we can provide for them in Australia,” Ms Farraway said.

“The proximity of CDU to South-east Asia and its unique regional aspects provides it with a significant opportunity to build on existing engagement activities and partnerships to grow its student cohort.”

She said the key to becoming a truly internationalised university was to incorporate inter-cultural competencies and interconnectedness through global networks into the university community and teaching.

“Diversification in the classroom, encouraging interaction and perspectives from students and staff with different cultural backgrounds will not only enhance learning, it also helps to build relationships and collaborations with other countries through study abroad and exchange programs,” she said.

“I am excited to work with the team to grow CDU’s international operations into the future and market what the university can offer international students.”

Ms Farraway holds a Bachelor of Business (Marketing), Master of Business (International Business) and is currently completing a Doctor of Business Administration with a thesis topic titled “Contemporary developments in marketing channel literature and implications for the traditional determinants of international student choice”.

Before taking up her role at Griffith University in June 2015, Ms Farraway held various positions in international education at Queensland University of Technology, including most recently Regional Manager (Europe and Americas).