University of Hull Vice Chancellor

By | 16th June 2017

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University of Hull Vice Chancellor

University of Hull Vice Chancellor

 

 

 

 

By Hull Daily Mail  |  Posted: March 21, 2017

NEW: Inset, Professor Susan Lea, will be the new vice-chancellor of University of Hull

NEW: Inset, Professor Susan Lea, will be the new vice-chancellor of University of Hull

The University of Hull has appointed its first-ever female vice-chancellor.

Professor Susan Lea, who is currently deputy vice-chancellor at the University of Greenwich, will take up the role in August.

She will succeed Professor Callie Pistorious, who stepped down in January after being in charge at the Cottingham Road campus for just over seven years.

Prof Lea said: “I am absolutely delighted to be joining the University of Hull as vice-chancellor.

“Building on the university’s strengths, I am looking forward to working with staff and students to realise its potential in terms of research, transformational education and the wider student experience.

“Importantly, the university also has a significant role to play in the city of Hull, the region and beyond.

“This is a time of great opportunity, and I am honoured to be part of this exciting future.”

Barry Dodd, chairman of Council at the University of Hull, said: “We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Professor Lea as our new vice-chancellor.

“Firm foundations have been laid at the university through our extensive £200m investment programme and our ambitious strategic plan.

“Susan will now take the helm to build on these achievements and enhance the stature, reputation and influence of the university as a competitive, teaching and research engaged university focused on excellence.”

Professor Lea began her career as a lecturer in psychology at the University of Cape Town in South Africa.

She moved to the University of Plymouth in 1994 where she held a number of senior positions before joining King’s College London in 2010 where she carried out a number of senior management roles.

Professor Lea was appointed deputy vice-chancellor (academic) at the University of Greenwich in April 2015. When she arrives in Hull she will oversee a workforce of just over 2,500 people, including more than 1,000 academic staff.

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