University of Brighton Vice Chancellor

University of Brighton Vice Chancellor

Professor Humphris will succeed Professor Julian Crampton CBE who earlier this year announced plans to retire.

Lord Mogg, Chairman of the Board of Governors, said: “Our recruitment campaign attracted an exceptionally high calibre of applicants.

“We are delighted Professor Humphris has agreed to become our new Vice-Chancellor. She brings a wealth of experience and skills as an innovator with a proven track record of delivering high-quality results and with a driven commitment to ensuring a first-class student experience.

“At the University of Southampton she was involved in reforming the undergraduate curriculum. She is also a member of HEFCE’s National Student Survey Advisory Group and has chaired the Enhancing the London Student Experience Network.”

Professor Julian Crampton said: “I’d like to warmly congratulate Professor Humphris on her appointment. Her credentials as an outstanding academic and an inspiring and dynamic leader will, I know, guide the University of Brighton to further success.”

Professor Debra Humphris

Professor Humphris said: “I’m absolutely delighted to have the privilege to become the next Vice-Chancellor of the University of Brighton. This is a successful institution with a very exciting future and I look forward to working with students, the Students’ Union and with staff as we step up to the next level.”

With 21,000 students studying at five campuses across Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings, Lord Mogg said the university enjoys a reputation for innovation, for anticipating and responding to professional and industry needs, and for its responsibility to the health and economic wellbeing of society.

He said: “We collaborate with partners from industry, commerce, the arts, business, other universities, colleges and research institutions in the UK and around the world. We are recognised as a ‘rising research star’ with 95% of our research now rated as world leading, internationally excellent or internationally recognised according to the REF 2014 results.