Aberystwyth University New Vice Chancellor

Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University New Vice Chancellor

“Welcome to Aberystwyth University! The University has a proud history rooted in and supported by the community. We are a research-led university committed to providing an excellent educational experience for our students. We are small enough to know our students as individuals and big enough to have an international reputation. We pride ourselves on being a vibrant academic community and we are privileged to live in a stunning natural environment as well as a historic seaside market town.”

Professor Elizabeth Treasure
Vice-Chancellor

Professor Elizabeth Treasure has been appointed Vice-Chancellor of Aberystwyth University.

Professor Treasure is currently Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Cardiff University where she has responsibility for key areas including projects in strategic planning, resources and sustainable development as well as staffing and estates.

The announcement was made today (Thursday 15 December 2016) following a recruitment process led by the Chancellor and Chair of the University’s Council, Sir Emyr Jones Parry.

“I congratulate Professor Treasure on her appointment as the next Vice-Chancellor of Aberystwyth University,” said Sir Emyr Jones Parry.

“She impressed the selection panel with her strategic vision for the future of the institution, her intellect and her integrity. At a challenging time for the higher education sector, I am confident that Professor Treasure will lead this very special University to new levels of success.”

Professor Treasure holds a BDS in Dental Surgery and a PhD from the University of Birmingham.

Following a range of clinical roles in the National Health Service between 1980 and 1990, Professor Treasure moved to New Zealand where she concurrently held the roles of Public Health Dentist and Lecturer, then Senior Lecturer, at the University of Otago.

In 1995, Professor Treasure was appointed Senior Lecturer and Consultant in Dental Public Health at University of Wales College of Medicine, achieving promotion to Professor in 2000 and being appointed Dean and General Manager at the Dental School and Hospital in 2006.