Bath Spa University has appointed Professor Nick Foskett as interim Vice-Chancellor following the announcement that current Vice-Chancellor, Professor Christina Slade will retire this summer.
Professor Foskett was previously Vice-Chancellor at Keele University and currently runs an independent consultancy business in higher education.
Prior to his appointment at Keele University he was Dean of the Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Southampton.
Speaking of his appointment, he said: “Bath Spa is a strong and high achieving university, with attractive campuses and a great track record in education and research.
“I look forward to my role as interim Vice-Chancellor through the autumn and to contributing to the University’s continued success.”
Professor Foskett joined Bath Spa University yesterday, 16th August, and will remain in post until a permanent Vice-Chancellor is appointed.
Professor Christina Slade joined Bath Spa University in 2012 and over the last five years has led the institution through a transformative period.
Once a regional university, it is now a global institution ranked one of the top five creative universities by Which? University in 2016.