26th April 2016, 11:21am
New Pro Vice Chancellor to lead Lincoln's Business School
Dr Craig Marsh The University of Lincoln, UK, has appointed Dr Craig Marsh in a new role on its senior management team as Pro Vice Chancellor for International Partnerships and Director of the Lincoln International Business School.

He has joined the University of Lincoln from Laureate Online Education, where he was most recently Vice President of Academic Innovation.

Dr Marsh has 25 years' experience in academic, senior commercial and consultancy roles and is recognised as a thought leader and innovator in international online postgraduate education.

At Laureate, he oversaw the development of new online learning models delivered in partnership with the University of Liverpool and University of Roehampton, with responsibility for teaching and quality assurance for online Master's and doctoral programmes taught by more than 500 academic staff. He has also led the design and delivery of executive education programmes for multi-national companies.

Dr Marsh was previously a Research Fellow at Lancaster University and Associate Professor at EDHEC Business School and the Theseus International Management Institute in France, where he was Director of the School's prestigious MBA programme. He has a Master's in Classics from the University of Oxford and a PhD in Management Learning from Lancaster. His research in the fields of organisation theory and management learning is widely published and he has taught postgraduate students in management, leadership and ethics.

This Pro Vice Chancellor role at Lincoln is a newly-created position on the senior management team and Dr Marsh will lead the establishment of Lincoln's Business School as the University’s fourth academic college, alongside the existing Colleges of Arts, Science and Social Science. This will include driving the School's research agenda, teaching excellence and portfolio development with a strong focus on the School's international offer and its services to business and employers.

Dr Craig Marsh said: "Lincoln seems to be such a dynamic and ambitious place and I detect that it is very strongly driven by its values. It is creating its own history, and that is very appealing to me. My recent career has been in international online education but business schools are my academic home, so this opportunity seemed to be the perfect fit.  I’m really looking forward to being part of the Lincoln team."

He said he was particularly impressed by the University's approach to industry collaboration, such as its award-winning relationship with Siemens, and looked forward to developing networks with local, regional, national and international partners.

Professor Mary Stuart, Vice Chancellor at the University of Lincoln, said: "I am delighted to welcome Craig to the University of Lincoln. He brings a wealth of experience and a deserved reputation for innovation, particularly in postgraduate and online education. I am sure he will be an asset to the University as we set out on an exciting new chapter for our Business School."
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