March 14, 2019

Anglia Ruskin University appoints new Vice Chancellor

Anglia Ruskin University has appointed Professor Roderick Watkins as its new Vice Chancellor.

Professor Watkins has occupied the role of Acting Vice Chancellor since October 2018, but in February 2019 he was appointed to the position on a permanent basis.

Professor Watkins joined Anglia Ruskin in 2014 and was promoted to the position of Deputy Vice Chancellor in 2015 and in this role he led a number of strategic developments concerned with the quality and impact of Anglia Ruskin’s research, doubling research income and PhD completions.

Speaking of his latest appointment Professor Watkins says, “I am absolutely delighted. Anglia Ruskin is a truly outstanding community of staff, students and partners, with an uncommon sense of purpose and ambition. We have the ability to be a powerful force for change and social good right across the East of England. It’s a great privilege to help shape and focus that energy for the future.”

Chair of the Board of Governors of Anglia Ruskin University, Dr Jerome Booth, explains, “We have been extremely impressed with the way that Professor Watkins has carried out his duties as Acting Vice Chancellor. We are delighted that he has agreed to take on the role permanently. As an internal appointment, Professor Watkins has already played a significant role in shaping Anglia Ruskin’s strategy for the future, and he will now have the opportunity to lead its delivery and ensure Anglia Ruskin continues to thrive.”

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Content added on 14th March 2019. 

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