18th September 2000




Professor Roger King will stand down as Vice Chancellor of the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside at the end of this month after 11 years in charge of the institution.


Professor King took the helm at ULH in 1989 when it was a college of higher education and has overseen a period of considerable change and development. Humberside College of HE became a polytechnic in 1990, a university in 1992 and the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside in 1996.


He will retire as Vice Chancellor at the end of September but will continue to work for the university as a consultant to the Board of Governors for six months from October 2000 until March 2001.


“Having guided the university through more than a decade of fundamental change I now feel that the time is right to hand over the reins to a new incumbent,” said Prof King (54).


“My tenure as Vice Chancellor of ULH has been enormously challenging and stimulating, and I am grateful to everyone for the part that they have played in enabling us to make these enormous strides forward as an institution.”


Prof David Chiddick, currently a Pro Vice Chancellor at De Montfort University, will take up his new post as Vice Chancellor at ULH on Monday 2nd October 2000.


“With Prof Chiddick in post the university will be in safe hands, and I shall watch with interest as ULH enters a new era of growth and development,” said Prof King.


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For more information contact:


Jez Ashberry

Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk