On September 30th, Professor Sir David Greenaway officially retired as the Vice-Chancellor (VC) of the University of Nottingham.

After nine years as the VC, Sir David Greenaway addressed his retirement in a statement:

“[My retirement] does not reflect any diminishing appetite for or commitment to my job. Far from it. I have the same desire and energy as when I took on the role. But it is time to give more of that energy and commitment back to my family who have supported my 24/7 lifestyle for so long, and without complaint.”

“David has made a remarkable contribution not just to our University over many years but to the wider higher education and academic world”

Immy Samuel, a second-year Human Genetics student, told Impact: “Sir David Greenaway has done a lot for the University after nine years as the Vice-Chancellor. I wish him all the best. It is also exciting to hear that Professor Shearer West is now the first female Chancellor at our University.”

Professor Sir David Greenaway was one of the driving forces behind the partnerships between the University of Nottingham and its satellite campuses in China and Malaysia.

His passion for enhancing higher education was highlighted in his role as Chairman of Russell Group Universities and as a member of the National Centre for Universities and Business Leadership Council.

“West’s arrival marks the seventh person to take the role as chancellor, as well as the first female chancellor in the University’s history”

John Mills, President of Council at the University of Nottingham, said: “David has made a remarkable contribution not just to our University over many years but to the wider higher education and academic world.”

As of October 2nd, Professor Shearer West began her position as the new Vice-Chancellor. West’s arrival marks the seventh person to take the role as chancellor, as well as the first female chancellor in the University’s history.

Miranda Etkind

Featured image courtesy of The University of Nottingham
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