Harper Adams University Secretary

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Harper Adams University Secretary

Dr Catherine Baxter

University Secretary

Department: Senior Management

Department: University Secretary’s Office

Tel: +44 (0)1952 81 5242

Office: Main Building

University Secretary responsible for:

  • Estates and Facilities including sustainability
  • Human Resources
  • Health and Safety
  • Catering
  • Legal matters
  • Governance
  • Fundraising- HAU Development Trust

Secretary to Harper Adams University Development Trust, with the Vice-Chancellor responsible for liaison with the Students’ Union.

Professional Memberships

Member of the Association of Heads of University Administrators

 

Introducing the new University College Secretary

Posted 30 October 2009

Dr Catherine Baxter has taken up the role of University College Secretary at Harper Adams. Her post replaces that of Director of Corporate Affairs, previously held by Dr David Llewellyn, who took over as Harper’s Principal when Professor Wynne Jones OBE retired recently.

Born in England and raised in Northern Ireland, Dr Baxter was a student at the University of Aberystwyth, Wales.

“I stayed on afterwards to work in administration for three years,” she said. “After that I worked at Nottingham University for six years, within the science, engineering and agriculture departments, and also helped them to set up their campus in Malaysia. I’ve also worked in Thailand and for other international operations.

“I returned to Wales for the past eight years where I worked as the Pro-Vice Chancellor of Administration at Glyndwr University, Wrexham. I helped them to achieve university title and degree awarding powers.

“A key aspect of my role at Harper is to work closely with the Chairman of Governors and other governors, the Principal and other senior staff to meet the requirements of good governance. Harper has a good reputation for this, something I want to continue with to ensure we go from strength to strength.

“I’m also part of the Principal’s team and will make contributions, including working closely with Student Services and the Student Union President.