A NEW Chancellor has been installed at Warwick University following a special ceremony on campus last week (May 3).
The Rt Hon. The Baroness Ashton of Upholland GCMG PC is now the University’s first female Chancellor.
She said: “I am honoured to be officially installed as Chancellor of the University Warwick, and especially as its first woman Chancellor.
“I know how important higher education and research are to individuals, communities, nations and across the world.
“Global connections and outreach matter more and I look forward to supporting the University and telling the Warwick story here and internationally.”
Professor Stuart Croft, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Warwick, said: “Baroness Ashton brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience.
“Her advice and voice will undoubtedly further enhance the reputation of University.
“We’re delighted that she has accepted this role and that we can today celebrate her formal installation.”
Sir George Cox, the chair of Warwick University’s Council, said: “Lady Ashton has had a remarkable career embracing many areas and issues which are highly relevant to the University of Warwick and its values.
“As one of the first generation of her family to have attended university, she is passionate about the transformational power of education as a driver of social mobility.”