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New Vice-Chancellor for Derby

The University of Derby has announced that Professor Kathryn Mitchell, currently Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of West London, will succeed Professor John Coyne to become its new Vice-Chancellor from September.

Professor Mitchell's current role at UWL includes special responsibility for academic provision and quality across the University. She previously held the senior positions of Pro Vice-Chancellor Academic and Student Support Services and Dean of Students.

Professor John Coyne retires from his role of Vice-Chancellor at the end of July after 11 years’ service at Derby and more than forty years in higher education.