PROFESSOR KEVIN KEOHANE, who received a CBE in the latest Honours List. has been appointed first Rector of the newly-formed Roehampton Institute of Higher Education.
Sister Dorothy Bell, principal of Digby Stuart College, founded a century ago, one of the four constituent colleges of the institute, said she was "very pleased" at the appointment. Professor Keohane, a Catholic, was on the governing body of Dighy Stuart College of Education before the institute was formed.
Professor Keohane, aged 52. holds a Doctorate in Physics and leaves his post as director of the Science Education Centre at Chelsea College, London University, to join the Institute. which is also part of London University.
He will have responsibility for more than 3,000 students and 300 staff taking degrees and diplomas. in 32 widely varied subjects.
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