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Deputy Vice-Chancellor appointed Vice-Chancellor of York St John University

30 March 2015

Professor Karen Stanton joined Glasgow Caledonian University in 2010

Professor Karen Stanton joined Glasgow Caledonian University in 2010

Professor Karen Stanton, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU), has been appointed to the role of Vice-Chancellor of York St John University with effect from September 1, 2015.

As Deputy Vice-Chancellor at GCU, Professor Stanton is executive lead for the three academic schools, the GCU London campus, and has overall responsibility for student recruitment, strategy and planning.  Professor Stanton joined GCU in 2010, and previous roles at the University include Vice-Principal and Pro Vice-Chancellor International and External Relations.

Professor Stanton said: “It is a great honour to be appointed as the next Vice-Chancellor of York St John University. I am looking forward to working together with its students and staff on the next stage of the University’s journey.

“At Glasgow Caledonian University, I have enjoyed working with colleagues who are dedicated to the highest standards in learning, teaching and research, and to the delivery of an outstanding student experience.

“GCU enjoys a stronger position internationally than ever before, and its distinct commitment to work for the common good sets it apart from other institutions. I am proud of GCU’s achievements and I am delighted to have been part of such a dynamic and successful University.”

Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Pamela Gillies CBE said: “During the last five years at GCU, our London campus and our international portfolio have flourished under Professor Stanton’s leadership. More recently as Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Stanton has enabled our academic schools to come together more effectively to work in a cross-disciplinary manner in preparation for the launch of our 2020 Strategy.

“Professor Stanton will be greatly missed, but I am sure you will join me in feeling proud of her success and wish her well in such a senior role.”