University vice chancellor is to retire after four years in post

Prof Susan Price.
Prof Susan Price.
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THE VICE CHANCELLOR of Leeds Beckett University has announced that she is retire next year after seeing the institution through its name change.

Professor Susan Price, who joined what was Leeds Met in 2010 is to step down at the end of September 2015.

She said: “It has been both an honour and a privilege to lead the university through such an exciting chapter in our development.

“Our continued transformation is testament to the commitment and dedication of colleagues across the university and I’m extremely proud that we have been able to achieve such significant success during my tenure, with strong student recruitment, quality outcomes and financial results.” She said she wanted to give the university as much advance notice as possible to find a successor for the next academic year.

Leeds Beckett University’s interim chairman of the board of governors, Steven Webb said: “The contribution Professor Price has made to this institution since 2010 cannot be emphasised enough, and on behalf of the board of governors, I would like to offer her our thanks for the significant role she has played in ensuring Leeds Beckett’s bright future.”

Leeds Beckett University Chancellor, Sir Bob Murray, added: “Leeds Beckett University has undergone considerable transformation under the exceptional leadership of Professor Price. When she took the helm in 2010, it was against a backdrop of extraordinarily difficult times for the higher education sector amid a brutal economic downturn. Crucially, as a result of her leadership, the university has emerged from a challenging period vibrant, secure and in a great position to move forward.”

Andy Goulty, chief executive of Rodillian Multi-Academy Trust.

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