Professor Slade appointed Vice-Chancellor of Bath Spa University
Professor Slade will take up the post from January 2012. The current Vice-Chancellor Professor Frank Morgan had previously announced that he will retire at the end of this year.
Prior to joining City University London in 2009, Professor Slade was Dean of Humanities at Macquarie University, Australia and Professor of Media Theory at the University of Utrecht, Netherlands.
Professor Slade said that she was delighted to be joining Bath Spa University:
"Universities are under increasing pressure to prove their worth and deliver outstanding value to students. Bath Spa University is a unique university in a wonderful setting. While I'm sad to be leaving City University London, I'm excited about leading Bath Spa University to take advantage of the opportunities that the current climate creates."
Professor Paul Curran, Vice-Chancellor of City University London, commented:
''Bath Spa University is to be congratulated on its appointment of Professor Christie Slade as its next Vice-Chancellor. Christie's strong academic credentials, energy and leadership experience will equip her very well indeed for this role. Christie will make an excellent Vice-Chancellor and I am delighted for her.''
Stella Pirie OBE, Chair of Bath Spa University's Board of Governors expressed 'great pleasure' in making the announcement:
''Professor Slade has impressive experience both internationally and in the UK. I am sure that this experience will be invaluable for the University's development including its student-centred approach and research and estates strategies. Professor Slade will be able to build on the significant achievements made by Professor Morgan and I have every confidence that she will lead the University well through what will certainly be the greatest changes for a generation in the way UK universities are financed.''