MEET PROF. CHARLES EGBU: The First Black Vice-Chancellor of Leeds Trinity University, UK

Professor Charles Egbu, from Abatete, Idemili North LGA Anambra State of Nigeria, who has ongoing academic collaborations with the Federal University of Technology Akure, FUTA has been appointed Vice-Chancellor of Leeds Trinity University, UK.

He is the first Black VC of that University and perhaps the first ever of any United Kingdom University or College.

Jamie Hanley, Chair Designate of the Board of Governors at Leeds Trinity University, said, β€œProfessor Egbu brings with him a wealth of experience and extensive knowledge of the higher education sector. His energy and vision stood out throughout a very competitive recruitment process, and it is clear that he recognises Leeds Trinity’s strengths and values, as well as bringing with him a detailed understanding of the opportunities and challenges faced from across the higher education sector. I very much look forward to welcoming him to Leeds Trinity University.”

Reacting to the appointment, Egbu who had served as Pro Vice-Chancellor for Education and Experience at the University of East London said:
β€œI 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. 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.”

He will take up the new position on the 1st of November 2020, succeeding Margaret House, who will step down after a seven years stint as Vice Chancellor of the institution.

Credit&? : Facebook (FUTA)

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