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07 Sep 2015

York St John welcomes its new Vice Chancellor

news594York St John University’s new Vice Chancellor has taken up her post. Professor Karen Stanton started her new role on 1 September.

Professor Stanton said: “It is a great pleasure and privilege to join York St John University. This new journey starts from an extremely favourable position thanks to the exceptional achievements of my predecessor, Professor David Fleming, the senior team, the talented and committed staff of York St John and the Board of Governors who have guided the University through such a highly-successful period.

“Our challenge now is to build on that considerable success, working together through a connected and collaborative approach to mould York St John into a pioneering, sustainable and distinctive University of the future.”

Her previous role was as Deputy Vice Chancellor at Glasgow Caledonian University and before this has held positions at King’s College London and at the universities of Nottingham, Birmingham and Sheffield Hallam. Before her roles within Higher Education, Professor Stanton, 54, worked as a researcher for the Home Office and at the BBC.

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