Latest News | 9 August 2023

University appoints new governing body chair

University of Derby
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The University of Derby has announced a new chair of its governing council.

Gurpreet Dehal has taken over the role from Stephen Smith, who had been in the position since 2018.

The chair has the responsibility for strategic leadership of the university’s governing body.

He said: “It is a privilege to be invited to chair the governing body at the University of Derby, supporting the vice-chancellor, Professor Kathryn Mitchell, and her executive team as they progress with a focus both on excellent student experience and outcomes through research-informed teaching and on industry engaged and applied research and innovation.”

Professor Mitchell said: “We are delighted that Gurpreet has been appointed to the role of chair, bringing with him a wealth of valuable experience and knowledge that will make a positive impact on the university.

“We look forward to continuing to work closely together to support the ambitions of Derby and drive forward the future direction of the university.”

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