Salford Staff Channel : News


John Wilson joins Glasgow Caledonian as Executive Dean and Pro-Vice-Chancellor

Jan 10, 2011

Professor John Wilson, Head of Salford Business School, will be leaving the University to join Glasgow Caledonian University as Executive Dean and Pro-Vice-Chancellor, leading the newly created School of Business, Law and Social Sciences.

John joined Salford in September 2006 as the Head of the new Salford Business School, which was formed from four existing schools. A qualified accountant and marketer with an academic background in politics and economics, John previously worked for Lancashire County Council, Liverpool John Moores University and Teesside University.

Vice-Chancellor Martin Hall said: “This is an excellent promotion for John and I am very pleased for him and wish him every success in his new role. Thanks must go to him for his leadership of the Salford Business School and the energy he has shown in building the School’s reputation. In particular, John led the School in its successful bid to gain the prestigious Association of MBAs (AMBA) accreditation in September 2009. This marked Salford as an esteemed institution at which to study an MBA.”

Glasgow Caledonian opened in April 1993 following a merger between Glasgow Polytechnic and the Queen’s College, Glasgow and last year became the first and only modern Scottish University to rank within the top 400 universities in the world.

John said: “I would like to thank all my colleagues, in the School and the University for the support received in the period I have been Head of School. I am hugely proud of the achievements of my colleagues in the School and I have no doubt they will build on these achievements and make an even greater contribution to the continued transformation and success of the University.”