Professor Charles Egbu/Photo: © Leeds Trinity University

Nigerian professor appointed vice chancellor of UK university

Professor Charles Egbu has been appointed Vice-Chancellor of Leeds Trinity University. The Nigerian scholar will take up his new position on 1 November 2020.

In a statement on its website, the institution said Egbu would take over from Margaret A House, the outgoing VC, who had held the office for seven years. .

Reacting to his appointment, Professor Egbu said: “I am honoured to be joining Leeds Trinity; a University who’s values and ethos around widening participation, offering a personalised approach and encouraging all students to achieve their best, align with my own. The University has an impressive track record in learning, teaching and employability, and I am looking forward to building on the strong foundations established under the leadership of Professor House”.

“With more than 25 years’ experience in higher education, Professor Egbu was previously Pro Vice-Chancellor for Education and Experience at the University of East London, where he was responsible for student experience, student success, student retention, quality assurance and enhancement, the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, and the Students’ Union. He is also a member various external bodies, including the Advance HE Pro Vice-Chancellor Network and QAA Panel of Experts,” the university statement said.

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The Nigerian scholar has also written 12 books and contributed to more than 350 publications in various international journals and conferences with focus on project management, construction management and sustainable development.

Felix Dappah

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