Professor Charles Egbu will relocate to Leeds City, a place where he once studied and taught, to commence his new role as Vice Chancellor of Leeds Trinity University on 1 November 2020.
In his speech, Professor Egbu said: “I am honoured to be joining Leeds Trinity; 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. The University has an impressive track record in learning, teaching and employability, and I am looking forward to building on the strong foundations established under the leadership of Professor House.
“I have already been impressed by the sense of community at Leeds Trinity and I am looking forward to engaging with students, colleagues and alumni as we shape the future strategy of the institution. I am also looking forward to returning to Leeds; the city in which I spent much of my early academic life.”
Professor Charles Egbu, an Igbo man from Anambra State, Nigeria, is the first Black Professor to head a university in United Kingdom.