Vice Chancellor Professor Janet Beer to leave Oxford Brookes University

Monday, 04 August 2014

Janet Beer August News Image

Professor Janet Beer will leave Oxford Brookes University on 31 January 2015 to take up the role of Vice Chancellor of the University of Liverpool.

During her seven years at the University, Professor Beer has led the continued success of Oxford Brookes, ensuring consistently high levels of achievement in national league tables and the National Student Survey.  Under her leadership the University has continued to grow in stature locally, nationally and internationally.

Geoffrey Donnelly, Chair of the Board of Governors, said ‘Janet has given inspirational and dedicated leadership during her seven year tenure with us and I wish to thank her for all that she has done for the University.  She has ensured that the quality of the student experience is central to the development of our strategy and plans.  She has also championed equality and diversity within the university and the sector and this, combined with the excellence of our student experience, will be her lasting legacy.  We wish her all the best for the future.’

Professor Beer said ‘I have had the most extraordinary seven years at Oxford Brookes, working with colleagues dedicated to the pursuit of the highest standards in learning and teaching and research. The University landscape has changed immensely over the last few years and one of the things I am most proud of is the way in which we have, at Brookes, risen to every challenge that has been thrown at us. The way in which everyone in this University feels themselves to be a part of a common endeavour is a very special feature of life at Brookes – and one that I will miss.’

The process for recruiting a new Vice Chancellor and agreeing interim arrangements will begin shortly.