A new Deputy Vice-Chancellor has been appointed at the University of Huddersfield.
Prof Tim Thornton, currently Pro-Vice Chancellor (Teaching and Learning), will become Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Huddersfield from September 1.
He replaces Peter Slee, who is leaving Huddersfield for a new post at Leeds Beckett University.
Prof Thornton has been a member of staff at Huddersfield since 1994. He began his career at the University as a lecturer in history and rapidly rose through the ranks to become Professor.
In 2006 he became Dean of the School of Music, Humanities and Media. He was appointed Pro Vice-Chancellor Teaching and Learning in 2008.
Since then he has led major improvements in retention, student achievement and student satisfaction and was instrumental in setting and leading the strategic objective of all academic staff becoming Fellows of the Higher Education Academy.
Vice-Chancellor, Prof Bob Cryan said: “I am delighted that Tim will be my new Deputy. His commitment to academic excellence and to the student experience has been instrumental in our excellent graduate employment figures, and the increasingly strong reputation of Huddersfield.
“I look forward to continuing to work with him in his new role.”