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Professor Charlie Jeffery Announced as Senior Vice Principal Elect

Many congratulations to our own Professor Charlie Jeffery of Politics and IR who has been announced as the new Senior Vice Principal, University of Edinburgh.

charlie jefferySenior Vice- Principal Professor Mary Bownes has signalled her intention to retire from the role at the end of September 2014 having served the University with great commitment and skill for over 34 years. Although stepping back from her full time duties, Professor Bownes still has a number of important projects running and has been appointed as Vice-Principal Community Development for a period of two years from September 2014 to September 2016. In this role Professor Bownes will lead on embedding the University further within the City of Edinburgh.

Charlie will take over the role in the Autumn upon the retiral of Professor Mary Bownes. Charlie is currently Vice Principal (Public Policy and Impact) and Co-director of the Academy of Government. He is a former Head of the School of Social and Political Science. Under the designation of Senior Vice Principal, Charlie’s remit will incorporate his current role along with new responsibilities in broader external relations, oversight of Development and Alumni, and external and internal communications. He will cease his role as Associate Head of College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

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