A Nigerian Professor, Charles Egbu has been appointed as the new vice- chancellor of Leeds Trinity University, United Kingdom.
The Anambra-born professor is set to assume office on November 1, 2020, a move that would see him return to Leeds where he studied and taught for years.
In a statement on its website, the institution said Egbu will take over from Margaret A House, the outgoing VC, who had held the office for seven years.
“I am honoured to be joining Leeds Trinity; a University who’s values and ethos around widening participation, offering a personalised approach and encouraging all students to achieve their best, align with my own,” he said.
“The University has an impressive track record in learning, teaching and employability, and I am looking forward to building on the strong foundations established under the leadership of Professor House.
The appointment further stretches Egbu’s impressive stints in the academics where he boasts of over 25 years’ experience serving in various capacities including as pro vice-chancellor for education and experience at the University of East London.
Marcus Stock, bishop of Leeds and Ex-Officio chair of the board of governors, expressed confidence that the newly appointed VC would steer the university to greater heights
"I have no doubt that, under Professor Egbu’s vision and leadership, the Catholic foundation and identity of the University will continue to provide inspiration for its future development and success,” Stock said.