NEW CHANCELLOR TO BE INSTALLED AT UNIVERSITY
Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London is to be installed next
week as the new Chancellor of the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside.
Dame Elizabeth Esteve-Coll succeeds Dr J H ‘Harry’ Hooper,
who retired in August last year, and will become the first Chancellor of the
new University of Lincoln (subject to Privy Council approval).
She will be installed at a special ceremony in the atrium
on the Lincoln campus at 12.30pm
on Thursday 10th May.
Born in 1938, she married a former Spanish naval officer
with whom she travelled extensively for nearly ten years before settling in
London. She then became a mature student at Birkbeck College, University of
London and gained a first-class degree in History of Art and History while
working as a librarian at Kingston Polytechnic.
She became Head of Learning Resources at Kingston before
moving to the University of Surrey. As Director of the V&A from 1988 to
1995 Dame Elizabeth succeeded in reorganising the museum to make it more
accessible to the public and more efficient in terms of its internal
In 1995 she was created a Dame Commander of the Order of
the British Empire and left the V&A
to become Vice Chancellor of the University of East Anglia. However, she had to
stand down in September 1997 when
sclerosis was diagnosed.
of Dame Elizabeth Esteve-Coll as Chancellor is a tremendous fillip for the
institution,” said ULH spokesman Jez Ashberry. “The experience and knowledge
which she will bring to this high-profile role will stand the university in
good stead as we enter an exciting new era as the University of Lincoln.”
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Note to reporters: the Chancellor is nominally the head
of a university, while the Vice Chancellor is the chief executive.
For more information contact: Jez
Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager
University of Lincolnshire &
Tel: 01522 886042
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