New Chancellor installed at Warwick University - The Coventry Observer

7th Aug, 2022

New Chancellor installed at Warwick University

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.”

Support community journalism by making a contribution.

The Coventry Observer's team of journalists provide a trusted source news, sport, entertainment and events going on in your area and issues which matter to you - both via our free weekly print edition and daily updates on our website.

Every contribution, however big or small, you can make will help us continue to do that now and in the future.

Thanks for reading this and the Coventry Observer.

Are you on Facebook?

Like or follow our Facebook page - to get daily news updates straight to your news feed.

Book an Advert

Book your newspaper advert with our online advert creation tool.


Find a career you'll love with our free career finder website.

Property Finder 24/7

Search for properties in Worcestershire, Warwickshire and the West Midlands.

Online Editions

Catch up on your local news by reading our e-editions on the Coventry Observer.