Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU) has announced the appointment of Professor Karen Stanton as the Interim Vice-Chancellor, effective from August 1st, 2023.

According to the University, Professor Stanton is an accomplished Vice-Chancellor with a comprehensive background of leading transformational change within Higher Education, having previously served as Vice-Chancellor of Solent University and Vice-Chancellor at York St John University.

Her professional journey also includes the role of Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Glasgow Caledonian University, as well as significant positions at King's College London, the universities of Nottingham, Birmingham, and Sheffield Hallam.

Professor Stanton said: I am delighted to be joining the University. BGU is a remarkable institution with a rich heritage of educational excellence and inclusion.

“I look forward to working together with its dedicated staff, students and the Council to lead BGU through the next phase of its proud history."

A core focus for Professor Stanton throughout her career has been widening access to education and the social purpose and impact of universities. Her one-year appointment as Interim Vice-Chancellor is expected to provide a solid foundation for BGU's future development and growth

Professor Karen Stanton
Professor Karen Stanton


8th June 2023

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