Sheffield Hallam officially installs new Vice-Chancellor

27th May 2016

An official ceremony took place at Sheffield Cathedral today to formally install Professor Chris Husbands as Vice-Chancellor of Sheffield Hallam University.

Guests at the ceremony included a selection of staff and students, members of the Board of Governors, Honorary Doctors and Fellows, city dignitaries, plus representatives from local and national industry partners. The event was introduced by The Very Reverend Peter Bradley, Dean of Sheffield, who welcomed guests before speeches from the University's Chancellor, Professor the Lord Robert Winston, Pro-Chancellor Geoff Dawson and the Vice-Chancellor himself. Professor Husbands is the University's fourth Vice-Chancellor, and he began his role in January 2016, taking over from Professor Philip Jones after eight years at the helm. Following the ceremony Professor Husbands said: "It is an honour and a privilege to have been formally installed as Vice-Chancellor of Sheffield Hallam at today's ceremony. "I'm very much enjoying my role at Hallam. And I am excited by the opportunities we have as an institution to help shape the future of the city and region, building on our strong foundations. This is a university which creates opportunity and changes lives." Geoff Dawson, Pro-Chancellor and Chair of the University's Board of Governors said: "Professor Husbands' installation has come at an exciting time for Sheffield Hallam and his excellent experience in academic and institutional leadership will help shape a strong future for the University, which will benefit students, staff, partners and the region. "Since taking up his duties in January, Professor Husbands has started to articulate a bold vision for the University. Along with our many partners from across the city region, I'm looking forward to working with him in the coming months and years ahead in achieving that vision."

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