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Vice-Chancellor, Stephen Marston, to retire

University of Gloucestershire Vice-Chancellor, Stephen Marston, announced today that he would be retiring from the University at the end of this academic year in July 2023.

Stephen Marston said: “I have been Vice-Chancellor at the University of Gloucestershire for over 11 years now.  I have thoroughly enjoyed it. I am proud of the University’s many achievements over that period, which are testament to the creative, committed, wonderful colleagues who work here. 

“The University is now in a much better place than it was in 2011. It has been hugely rewarding for me to shape and support the contribution we make for our students and our community. But this feels like the right time, both for the University and for me, to move on.

“I am making this announcement now in order to give plenty of time for the University to recruit my successor, and to manage a smooth and orderly transition, through to when I step down on 31 July next year. 

“It has been a great privilege for me to serve as the University’s Vice-Chancellor. I am immensely grateful to all of the University’s staff and students, and the many supporters, partners and friends across the community who have contributed over the years to the University’s success.”

The Chair of Council, Nicola de Iongh, said: “Stephen has worked tirelessly during his tenure as Vice-Chancellor, combining personal integrity with great intellectual capability. He always placed the interests of the University’s students and staff at the very centre of his thinking and worked closely with our key stakeholders in local government, health, education, and business both regionally and nationally to advance the University’s cause.

“Stephen will be missed greatly when he leaves and we all wish him well for the future.”