Vice Chancellor Professor Janet Beer to leave Oxford Brookes University
Monday, 04 August 2014
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.