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New VC Designate arrives at University of Salford

Apr 16, 2009

Vice-Chancellor Designate, Professor Martin Hall, joins the University of Salford today, 16 April, 2009.

Between now and 1 August, 2009 - when he takes over as our new VC - Professor Hall will be shadowing Vice-Chancellor Professor Michael Harloe and learning about the University. He will be involved in budgeting for the 2009/10 academic year, future planning of the University and other induction activities. Professor Hall will be based in the Old Fire Station.

Arrangements are now in place for Professor Hall to meet with our staff and students as well as with external stakeholders including local, regional and central government, communities of Salford and North West of England, our Alumni and the leadership of other universities.

Professor Hall was appointed in October, last year. A world-renowned historical archaeologist and a successful strategic leader, Professor Hall joins us from the University of Cape Town (UCT) where, as Deputy Vice-Chancellor for six years, he had responsibilities for strategic, academic and budget planning.

He has a career that has spanned both political change and transformation in South Africa and new directions in archaeology over the past four decades. He has written extensively on South African history, culture and higher education policy.

The Vice Chancellor, Professor Michael Harloe, will continue to be responsible for the leadership and management of the University as Chief Executive Officer and HEFCE Accounting Officer until the end of July.The current management and reporting arrangements will also remain in place until 1 August, when the Strategic Leadership Team and other management arrangements will transfer to Professor Hall.

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