The Preston-based University of Central Lancashire has announced its new vice-chancellor.Advertisement
The position is one of the most powerful in the city as the University acts as a major employer and economic contributor with its large student population.
Professor Gerry Kelleher will take on the post after the current holder Dr Malcolm McVicar announced he was stepping down.
Brian Harris, Chair of the University Board, said: “I am delighted to announce that following a thorough recruitment process, the University Board has appointed Professor Gerry Kelleher to the post of Vice-Chancellor of the University.
“I know that all members of the University community will congratulate Gerry on his appointment and will look forward to welcoming him to the University.”
Professor Kelleher is currently deputy vice-chancellor at Manchester Metropolitan University.
He said on his appointment: “I look forward to meeting and working with students and staff at this pivotal time in UCLan’s development. Together there is no limit to what we can achieve in the months and years ahead.”
He starts the role in summer 2013.