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University of Derby appoints new Deputy VC

The University of Derby has announced the appointment of Professor Rod Dubrow-Marshall to the post of Deputy Vice-Chancellor.

He will join Derby from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), where he is currently Pro Vice-Chancellor for Student Experience, in March.

Professor Dubrow-Marshall is a psychologist, an active researcher and a graduate of the University of Nottingham, where he also received his PhD. Prior to joining UCLan he was Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Glamorgan.

Within his Derby portfolio Professor Dubrow-Marshall will be leading the University's relationships with academic partners and the professions, and will oversee the University's regional footprint.

Professor John Coyne, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Derby, said: "I am delighted that we have been able to appoint Rod to this exciting portfolio at such a pivotal time in the development of the University of Derby. We are well placed to build upon our current success and I am confident that Rod will bring a great deal to the University from his previous experience."

Professor Dubrow-Marshall said: "I look forward to joining the University of Derby and am very excited about the vision, mission and strengths of the University as the top provider of higher education in the region.

"I am passionate about the transformational qualities of education at all levels and am enthusiastic about the role the University of Derby can play in positively transforming the lives of students, families and local communities. I am really looking forward to taking up my new role in March."