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June 21, 2021

University of Bolton Deputy Vice Chancellor awarded Honorary MBE

University of BoltonThe Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University of Bolton has been awarded an Honorary MBE.

Dr Kondal Reddy Kandadi has been working at the University of Bolton for the last 15 years, holding various positions including Lecturer and Dean, before becoming Vice Chancellor. Before working at the University of Bolton, Dr Kandadi previously studied their as a postgraduate student.

Speaking about this amazing achievement, Dr Kandadi says, “I am grateful to the University for all the opportunities I have been given during my time here. In particular, my personal thanks go to Professor George Holmes, the President and Vice Chancellor of the University, for his mentorship and coaching, without which success would have been all the more difficult to achieve.”

Dr Kandadi continues, “I am eternally indebted to my colleagues across the University for their help and support and in many ways this award is more a reflection of their contributions than my own. I accept the award in acknowledgement of everything that the Vice Chancellor and my colleagues have achieved.  I have been so lucky to work at Bolton and I will cherish my time there always.”

Throughout his time at the University of Bolton, Dr Kandadi remained a citizen of India and has now decided to return to the country to lead the development of a major new education project in his home town, officially leaving the university at the end of June 2021. However, he will continue his connections with the University by offering Bolton higher education and research programs as part of his new project.

University of Bolton President, Professor Holmes says, “I am so delighted for Kondal. The greatest achievement or pride anyone can have in education is for their students to succeed at the highest levels. This award is evidence and recognition of that achievement. Kondal and his family should be very proud and indeed I am very proud of him.”

Professor Holmes continues, “From first meeting him when he was just finishing his studentship, to his appointment as my Deputy, I knew Kondal would do well. If anyone ever wondered about the value of a degree, particularly whether to study here in Bolton, then this award is evidence that it is an excellent platform to start out from.”

Professor Holmes adds: “Kondal is one of thousands of amazing students I have had the privilege to support here at the University. His new role in India is a marvellous opportunity for him and I wish him every success and wholeheartedly congratulate him on this wonderful award.”

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Content added on 21st June 2021. 

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