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RDP welcomes Patrick Machacek as Vice President, Development & Partnerships

Date posted:
Friday, January 20, 2023

Patrick Machacek, Vice President, Development & Partnerships

Red Deer Polytechnic is pleased to welcome Patrick Machacek as Vice President, Development & Partnerships. 

“This exciting new position will provide leadership toward RDP’s strategic and operational planning, communications and marketing, applied research, extended education, external relations and also guide our partnerships with industry and the community,” says Stuart Cullum, President of Red Deer Polytechnic. “Patrick’s experience and track record speaks for itself, and we look forward to his contributions to RDP and the Red Deer region.” 

Patrick has spent his career as a fund development professional. He has more than twenty years leading post-secondary external relations portfolios including roles as the Vice President, Development & Strategy at Olds College; Vice President, Transformation at NorQuest College; and Associate Vice President, Advancement, Communications & Corporate Training at NAIT. During the past two decades, Mr. Machacek has led teams and implemented new business models that have produced significant impact. Through his leadership, he has increased enrolments, market and brand growth, enhanced industry and stakeholder engagement, and raised more than $450 Million in donations, research funding, corporate training, capital grants and other earned revenues. 

Patrick received his undergraduate education from the University of Lethbridge (BA) and his MBA from Queen’s University. 

“I am very excited to be joining Red Deer Polytechnic at this pivotal time in the institution’s trajectory,” says Patrick Machacek, Red Deer Polytechnic’s new Vice President, Development & Partnerships. “As a polytechnic, there is a tremendous opportunity for RDP to expand its impact for learners, the community and the province. I look forward to working and collaborating with our dedicated team of faculty, staff, researchers, and external stakeholders, as we continue to evolve and build a world-class polytechnic that serves the needs of learners, employers and industry.”  

Mr. Machacek will begin his new role on January 30, 2023.

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For media inquiries, contact:    
  
brent [dot] forster [at] rdpolytech [dot] ca (Brent Forster)    
Communications Strategist – Corporate    
Red Deer Polytechnic    

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