DMU Vice-Chancellor steps down

By Luke Smith

De Montfort University’s Vice-Chancellor Dominic Shellard has officially stepped down after nine years.

In an official statement, the university today said: “Professor Dominic Shellard is stepping down as Vice-Chancellor of De Montfort University, to pursue a range of new opportunities.

“During his time at the university, Professor Shellard has overseen the transformation of DMU’s campus, conceived the award-winning #DMUglobal and Square Mile initiatives, ensured that the university is one of the most financially sustainable in the country and witnessed DMU being awarded the first ever University Of The Year Award for Social Inclusion from the Sunday Times in 2018.”

DMU’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor Andy Collop will be interim Vice-Chancellor until further notice.

Vice-Chancellor Collop said the university was in a strong position to continue to flourish and he was looking forward to building on its achievements and to delivering even greater success in the future.

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