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University appoints first Chief Operating Officer

Written by on 10th September 2018

Glasgow Caledonian University has appointed its first Chief Operating Officer. 

Susan Mitchell will take on her role at the start of October, and will be responsible for assisting in the university’s plans for “growth and prosperity”.

Mrs Mitchell comes from an experienced past with a similar position at the University of the West of Scotland. She also held the title of Director of Corporate Services at Police Scotland for a number of years.

Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Pamela Gillies CBE FRSE, welcomed the appointment saying: “Mrs Mitchell brings to the University a rich experience of senior management from diverse sectoral backgrounds and her recent work in Higher Education in the West of Scotland will be incredibly helpful.

“I very much look forward to welcoming Susan to our team to assist us in delivering our ambitious plans for growth and prosperity from our Glasgow City Centre campus and from our hubs and partnerships around the world.”

The new Chief Operating Officer’s portfolio will include Finance, Estates & Facilities, Information Services and People Services.

On her appointment, Mrs Mitchell said: “I am delighted to be joining the University, which has such a strong sense of purpose through its Common Good mission.

“I am looking forward to working with the Principal, the Executive team and the wider university community and I am excited at the prospect of what we will achieve together.

“I will be aiming to find opportunities for growth while remaining true to our purpose and delivering for each and every one of our students. I see my role as creating endless possibilities for our students as well as our partners so everyone can benefit from the extraordinary teaching, learning and powerful research at Glasgow Caledonian University.”


Elle Duffy

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