Professor Joy Carter will be retiring at the end of March after 15 successful years as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Winchester.
Over this time, Professor Carter has overseen significant growth of the University with student numbers more than doubling, expansion of the course portfolio and a bolstering of the University's standing within the city, region, UK and abroad. Over the 15-year period, as well as overseeing growth and embedding quality and business excellence across the institution, Professor Carter has established the University as a leading values-driven institution with a deep commitment to sustainability and social justice.
The Board of Governors has begun the selection process for a new Vice-Chancellor who would ideally be in place for the beginning of the new academic year. In the meantime, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, The Reverend Professor Liz Stuart, who in April will have been at the University for 23 years and Deputy Vice-Chancellor for 13 years, will be Vice-Chancellor.
Speaking upon hearing the news, Steve Brine said; "I have to say I was absolutely gutted to hear this news on Monday and have spoken with Joy this morning. She has become a great friend and will be hugely missed but, more than that, our University and our city will be poorer without her leadership.
"She is a person of strong faith and infectious enthusiasm. I have no doubt whatever she goes on to do in her retirement she’ll be busier than ever and will do it with great success."
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