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Sir David Bell appointed VC at the University of Sunderland

09 Jul 2018

Sir David Bell will be the next Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of the University of Sunderland. The appointment was approved by the University’s Board of Governors at their meeting on 5 July. He joins Sunderland from the University of Reading where he has held the post of Vice-Chancellor since January 2012.

Sir David said “I am both thrilled and honoured to be joining the university at such an exciting time in its development. I have always had the greatest respect for the university’s inclusive ethos and how it delivers opportunities and personalised support for students from all walks of life.

“I know that Sunderland is highly regarded as an anchor institution in the region, committed to delivering excellence in teaching and research. I am particularly excited about the prospect of working with students, staff and partners to deliver a flexible, relevant academic curriculum and a compelling research agenda. I am also committed to delivering a vibrant student experience and great outcomes for Sunderland’s learners. All in all, I look forward to leading this inspiring institution and becoming part of its community.”

Sir David will take up the post in the autumn.

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