Mark Gregory joined Flinders University at the start of 2017 as the Vice President, Corporate Services.
The portfolio encompasses operations in Financial Services, People and Culture, Information Technology, Buildings and Property, Integrity, Governance and Risk, Planning Services, Student Accommodation, the University Library and other service focused professional teams across the University. In addition to coordinating operations professionals, Mark works to build and maintain cost effective partnerships that help Flinders University grow and deliver on its mission.
Mark brings to Flinders almost twenty years in higher education in the United States and Australia, as well as experience in educational research and innovative technology start-up environments. Mark's background also includes capital construction, commercial real estate and several sustainability, alternative transportation and renewable energy efforts.
Mark holds an MBA and undergraduate degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics and Psychology. He has taught both undergraduate and graduate level courses in business and technology. Mark has been involved in startup incubation, regional economic development planning, and aid work for schools and libraries in the US, Guatemala and Ecuador.
In 2013, Mark and his family moved to South Australia where he joined the University of Adelaide to work on improvements in operations, digital capabilities and customer service as the University’s first Chief Information Officer. Other work at University of Adelaide included leading long-range planning for the University library and student accommodation strategies.
Mark has previously served as Associate Vice-President, Finance and Administration at Portland State University in the US, with responsibility for buildings and property, commercial leasing, campus planning, campus sustainability, student accommodation, parking and transportation, and technology.
During his time in Portland, Mark worked as the executive lead on major capital projects including a new Academic and Student Recreation Centre, a multi-University collaborative Life Sciences Centre, campus transportation improvements including light rail and electric vehicle infrastructure, and multiple student accommodation projects including a 980-bed public-private housing partnership.