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Universities UK announces President for 2011-2013

25 November 2010

Universities UK has announced that Professor Eric Thomas, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bristol, will be the next President of Universities UK. He will succeed the current President, Professor Steve Smith, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Exeter, on 1 August 2011 and will hold the post for the two academic years 2011-12 and 2012-13.

Professor Thomas is currently Vice President of Universities UK, and Chair of its England and Northern Ireland Council. He is also Chair of the Board of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education Europe (CASE Europe), a Member of the Board of CASE and has recently been appointed to serve as a Commissioner of the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission.
Professor Eric Thomas said: “It will be a great honour to continue the excellent work Universities UK has carried out in representing our sector. The sector faces challenge and opportunity in equal measure and UUK will ensure Higher Education's voice is heard and its strategic value recognised.”

For more details visit the UUK’s website.

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