New Institute managers
07 March 2013
Aberystwyth University is pleased to announce the appointments of Jo Strong, Emyr Phillips, Annette Davies, Kath Williams, Dave Smith, Adrian Harvey and Jackie Sayce as Managers of the University’s seven Institutes.
The new Institute Managers will work alongside the Institute Directors to ensure that the new interdisciplinary Institutes will strengthen the coordination of activities across the University’s departments, centres and research units.
In doing so, the Institutes will develop high-level leadership opportunities; permit the devolution of budgets and decision-making; and allow for a common set of expectations in services and support across the University.
Commenting on the new appointments, Professor April McMahon, Vice-Chancellor said:
“ Many congratulations to the seven new Managers, who were outstanding candidates in a competitive field of internal applicants. As they take up these new roles in the Institutes, they will play an important part in implementing our new Strategic Plan and achieving the University’s ambitions for the future.”
Jo Strong: Institute Manager, Institute of Human Sciences
Emyr Phillips: Institute Manager, IBERS;
Annette Davies: Institute Manager for the new Institute which will include the School of Education and Lifelong Learning, Centre for the Development of Staff and Academic Practice, Graduate Centre, International English Centre and Student Learning Support;
Kath Williams: Institute Manager for the new Institute which will include the Departments of Theatre, Film and Television Studies, English and Creative Writing, School of Art, Welsh, Arts Centre, European Languages and the Music Centre;
Dave Smith: Institute Manager for the new Institute which will include IMAPS and Computer Sciences;
Adrian Harvey: Institute Manager for the new Institute which will include the Department of Law and Criminology, School of Management and Business and the Department of Information Studies;
Jackie Sayce: Institute Manager for the new Institute which will include IGES, International Politics and History and Welsh History.
The Managers will have responsibility for the efficient and effective running of administrative, financial and operational processes in the University’s seven Institutes, as well as organising and coordinating relationships with University central services.
All Institutes are due to be fully operational by 1 August 2013, though some of the Managers are expected to take up their posts considerably sooner to carry out important preparatory work.
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