Charles Egbu, a Nigerian academic, has been elected vice-chancellor of Leeds Trinity University.
The professor born in Anambra who will take up his new position up 1 November 2020 will take over from Margaret A House, the outgoing VC who had held the office for seven years.
Egbu, who expressed enthusiasm about his new assignment, said;
“I am honoured to be joining Leeds Trinity; a University whose 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.
“I have already been impressed by the sense of community at Leeds Trinity and I am looking forward to engaging with students, colleagues and alumni as we shape the future strategy of the institution. I am also looking forward to returning to Leeds; the city in which I spent much of my early academic life.”
The Nigerian Professor has 25 years of higher education experience and was previously the Pro Vice-Chancellor for Education and Experience at East London University. He was also the Dean of the School of Built Environment and Design at South Bank University in London and Director of the Department of Built Environment at Salford University.
He held teaching positions at University College London, Glasgow Caledonian University, and University of Leeds Beckett (formerly Leeds Metropolitan).
Egbu, who has also written 12 books and contributed to more than 350 publications in various international newspapers and conferences focusing on project management , construction management and sustainable growth, is a member of many external bodies including the Advance HE Pro Vice-Chancellor Network and the Expert Committee of QAA.