- Professor Charles Egbu has been appointed as vice-chancellor of Leeds Trinity University in the United Kingdom
- The Nigerian professor studied and taught in the same university for years
- Egbu will be taking over from Margaret A House, who held the office for seven years
A Nigerian professor, Charles Egbu, has been appointed as vice chancellor of Leeds Trinity University in the United Kingdom.
The disclosure was made by the university, which said Egbu will take over from Margaret A House.
In a statement on the website of the institution, the outgoing VC held the office for seven years, The Cable reports.
Legit.ng gathers that Egbu, who studied and taught at Leeds for years, will assume office on November 1, 2020.
The Anambra-born professor expressed excitement over the appointment while promising to consolidate on the institution’s long history.
He 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."
In other news, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in the United States has named Erika James as the first-ever female dean in the establishment’s 139-year history.
This is the first time in the history of the school that a woman has become the dean of the private Ivy League university.
The leadership of the school unanimously supported the decision to appoint Erika James as the first black female dean of the university.
Dr James is also the first African-American to become a dean in the university.
The Wharton School announced her appointment in a post on the university’s official Twitter handle on July 1.
The school wrote: ''Today, we officially welcome @ErikaHJames as the 17th Dean of the Wharton School: Trained as an organizational psychologist, Dean Erika James is a leading expert on crisis leadership, workplace diversity, and management strategy. #WelcomeErikaJames.''