Assistant Dean, External Relations
Room: HC 2306
As Assistant Dean, External Relations, Kirk’s portfolio includes marketing and communications, alumni engagement, employer relations, the graduate career management centre, advisory board governance, sponsorship, association management, and providing event and conference services for the school. He is on the governance committees for Executive Education, Charles Chang Institute for Entrprenuership and RADIUS. He has managed several large-scale projects, such as the establishment of RADIUS (Radical Ideas, Useful to Society) and the building and furnishing of the innovation floor for the Charles Chang Innovation Centre and Graduate Residence.
Kirk began his career at Beedie in 2003 in Exeutive Education and founded the Career Management Centre in 2004 and became Assistant Dean in 2011. Prior to SFU, he spent much of his career in London, UK, where he held a variety of business development, sales and marketing positions in executive education, venture capital, and executive search. He holds an undergraduate degree from Arizona State University, an MSc in Organizational Behaviour from the University of London, Birkbeck and is a holder of the Institute of Corporate Directors Director designation (ICD.D).