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Breaking!! First Black VC of a UK University

UK appoints Nigeria man Professor as Vice-Chancellor of Leeds University, UK.

Professor Charles Egbu has become the first Black VC of a UK University or College, this is following his appointment as the Vice-Chancellor of Leeds Trinity University.

The appointment of Prof. Charles Egbu who hails from Abatete, Idemili North LGA Anambra State of Nigeria, was made public in the early hours of today, Wednesday, 15th July, 2020.

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According to the university official website, Professor Egbu who was once a student and later a lecturer in Leads University, will assume his new role on 1st November, 2020.

He will take over from Professor Margaret A House OBE who will step down after seven years as Vice-Chancellor. He was formerly Dean of School of the Built Environment and Architecture at London South Bank University, England, UK. He is Professor of Project Management and Strategic Management in Construction. He has also held academic positions at University of Salford, UK, University College London (UCL) UK, and Glasgow Caledonian University, UK.

His First Degree was in Quantity Surveying [First Class Honours]. His Doctorate was obtained from the University of Salford, UK, in the area of Construction Project Management. He is currently President Elect (for 2019/20) of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building (FCIOB), Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS), Fellow of the Association for Project Management (FAPM), Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufacture and Commerce (FRSA), and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). He was admitted to the Worshipful Company of Constructors in May 2017, and received the Freedom of the City of London in 2017.

He has supervised over 25 PhD students and examined over 100 PhD candidates world-wide; and has acted as an External Examiner to many undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in many universities all over the world. He has contributed over 350 publications in various international journals and conferences and has hosted, chaired and spoken at many conferences in his areas of expertise. 

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