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University appoints first chief operating officer

Glasgow Caledonian University last week announced the appointment of Susan Mitchell as the institution’s first chief operating officer. The post will start in October, and the portfolio of responsibility will include information services, finance, people services and estates and facilities.

Ms Mitchell joins the university from a similar role at the University of the West of Scotland and was previously director of corporate services at Police Scotland for two years. She commented: “I am delighted to be joining the university, which has such a strong sense of purpose through its Common Good mission.

“The institution is a very exciting stage in its development and the recent installation of Dr Annie Lennox as chancellor is an inspiration to believe we can achieve great things.

“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.”

Principle of Glasgow Caledonian University, Professor Pamela Gillies, commented: “Susan 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 partnerships around the world.”

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