Nigerian Professor Appointed as Vice Chancellor in UK University


Nigerian Professor, Charles Egbu, has been appointed Vice-Chancellor of Leeds Trinity University in the United Kingdom


According to a statement on the university’s website, he will take over from Margaret House, who will be stepping down after seven year, on November 1, 2020.


In response to the appointment, Mr 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.”

“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.”


Egbu was previously Pro Vice-Chancellor for Education and Experience at the University of East London.


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