In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 16th, July, 2020

Nigerian Professor Appointed Vice Chancellor Of High College In UK (Picture)

Nigerian Professor Appointed Vice Chancellor Of Top University In UK (Photo)

Professor Charles Egbu

Professor Charles Egbu


A high college in the UK, Leeds Trinity College has appointed a Nigerian Professor, Charles Egbu as its Vice-Chancellor.


Based on an announcement on the UK Varsity web site, he’ll take over from Margaret Home, who will probably be stepping down after seven years.


Mr Egbu will return to Leeds, a metropolis by which he studied and taught, to start his new function on November 1, 2020.


Reacting to his appointment, Mr Egbu was quoted as saying: “I’m honoured to be becoming a member of Leeds Trinity; a College who’s values and ethos round widening participation, providing a personalised method and inspiring all college students to realize their greatest, align with my very own. The College has a powerful monitor report in studying, instructing and employability, and I’m trying ahead to constructing on the robust foundations established beneath the management of Professor Home.

“I’ve already been impressed by the sense of group at Leeds Trinity and I’m trying ahead to participating with college students, colleagues and alumni as we form the long run technique of the establishment. I’m additionally trying ahead to returning to Leeds; the town by which I spent a lot of my early tutorial life.”


Egbu has over 25 years’ expertise in larger training; he was beforehand Professional Vice-Chancellor for Training and Expertise on the College of East London.


He’s additionally a member of assorted exterior our bodies, together with the Advance HE Professional Vice-Chancellor Community and QAA Panel of Specialists.


Previous to this, he was Dean of the College of Constructed Surroundings and Structure at London South Financial institution College and Head of the College of Constructed Surroundings on the College of Salford. He held tutorial posts at College Faculty London, Glasgow Caledonian College and Leeds Beckett College (previously Leeds Metropolitan).

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Mr Egbu’s analysis pursuits concentrate on undertaking administration, building administration and sustainable improvement.


He has written 12 books and contributed to greater than 350 publications in varied worldwide journals and conferences. He has robust hyperlinks with trade, skilled our bodies and coverage makers, and has managed a number of giant multi-disciplinary analysis initiatives.


In the meantime, Jamie Hanley, Chair Designate of the Board of Governors at Leeds Trinity College, stated, “Professor Egbu brings with him a wealth of expertise and in depth information of the upper training sector. His power and imaginative and prescient stood out all through a really aggressive recruitment course of, and it’s clear that he recognises Leeds Trinity’s strengths and values, in addition to bringing with him an in depth understanding of the alternatives and challenges confronted from throughout the upper training sector. I very a lot look ahead to welcoming him to Leeds Trinity College.”


Mrs Home will proceed in her function as Vice-Chancellor till the tip of October, when Mr Egbu will be part of the college.


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