Published: 16 September 2021 at 12:30
Preparations are gearing up ahead of new university’s opening in September 2022
ARU Peterborough has made four senior appointments as preparations step up ahead of welcoming the university’s first students in September 2022.
Professor Ross Renton, the inaugural Principal, took charge in February, and he will now be joined by four colleagues to drive forward the development of the curriculum and the university’s facilities over the next 12 months.
Following a rigorous recruitment process, Dr Tom Williamson, currently Head of School (Economics, Finance & Accounting) at Coventry University, and Dr Esther Norton, currently Interim Head of School (Engineering and the Built Environment) at Anglia Ruskin University (ARU), have been named as Assistant Principals (Head of Faculty Cluster).
Dr Lucy Jones, currently Vice-Dean Science, Engineering and Computing at Kingston University, has been appointed as Vice Principal (Academic Development), while Jamie Jones, who is Director of Student Operations at London South Bank University, will take up the role of Vice Principal (Operations and Infrastructure).
Professor Ross Renton, Principal of ARU Peterborough, said:
“These new appointments mark a significant milestone towards the opening of ARU Peterborough in September 2022. We are clearly attracting talented leaders, educators and researchers to this ground-breaking new institution.
“Dr Esther Norton has already joined, and we look forward to welcoming the remaining appointees when they arrive at the beginning of December. I believe they will form an outstanding team to support growth and innovation at ARU Peterborough.”