Professor Helen Langton has begun as the new Vice Chancellor of the University of Suffolk, succeeding Richard Lister, following his retirement.
Professor Langton has joined the University from the University of South Wales (USW) where she was Deputy Vice Chancellor.
Originally a nurse by professional background, specialising in the care of children and young people with cancer, Professor Langton’s previous appointments include Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean for Health & Life and Social Sciences at the University of the West of England and Dean of the Faculty of Education, Health and Sciences at the University of Derby. She has a strong affinity with East Anglia and her family has had a home in Suffolk since 1964.
One of Professor Langton’s first engagements was to meet with over 30 head teachers and heads of sixth forms from Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex this week at the University’s annual Head Teachers Dinner.
Professor Langton said, “I am delighted that we are working together in partnership with our schools and colleges to provide an excellent and comprehensive educational offer for all our young people. This is critical not only for the individuals, but for our wider social, cultural and economic future.”
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