A Nigerian Professor, Charles Egbu has been appointed as the vice chancellor of Leeds Trinity University in the United Kingdom. This was made known on the University’s website which stated that Prof. Charles would be taking over from Margaret A. House who held the position for a period of seven years. He will return to Leeds, his almar mater, where he studied and taught to resume duty on November 1, 2020.
Speaking on the announcement, Prof. Charles Egbu expressed his joy as he spoke: “I’m honored to be joining Leeds Trinity University; 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 then further stated that he will see to it that the institution grows higher, building upon the great work of his predecessor, Prof. House.
Prof. Charles Egbu who hails from Anambra state is the immediate past Pro-Vice chancellor for Education and Experience at the University of East London, England, UK. He was formerly the Dean of School of the Built Environment and Architecture, London South Bank University, UK, where he held the Chair in Project Management and Strategic Management in Construction. He has also held various positions in various prestigious institutions. Prof. Egbu got his first degree in quantity survey with a first degree honours and a doctorate degree in Construction Project Management from the University of Salford, UK. He has since then pushed his research and studies to the peak, with several fellowships, books, journals and international publications to his honour.
……In other news, the prestigious Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania has named Erika James as the first ever female Dean since it’s establishment in 1881. This development came as a result of a unanimous decision by the school leadership. Erika James is not just the first ever female but also the first black female Dean of the institution in it’s 139 years of existence.