╦┐╣¤app appoints new University Secretary

19/12/2023 by Newman Staff
Yvonne Salter Wright

Yvonne Salter Wright, ╦┐╣¤app Secretary

╦┐╣¤app is delighted to welcome Yvonne Salter Wright to the UniversityÔÇÖs Executive Leadership team as University Secretary and Clerk to Council. The newly framed role will include leading the UniversityÔÇÖs strategic planning function as well as its corporate governance, compliance, risk and assurance provision, and being Clerk to the University Council.

The UniversityÔÇÖs Chair of Council, Emeritus Professor Margaret A House OBE, was pleased to recommend YvonneÔÇÖs appointment for ratification to the Council saying ÔÇťYvonne is a great appointment for ╦┐╣¤app and speaking on behalf of the University Council, we very much look forward to working with Yvonne to continue to strengthen our governance as an institution and help to drive our strategic objectivesÔÇŁ.

Yvonne has over 25 years professional and voluntary experience in education, building extensive knowledge and expertise in policy development, governance and leadership within higher education as well as within schools and multi academy companies. She has experience within a range of University operations such as research support, admissions and widening participation, student services, childrenÔÇÖs services, governance, and delivery assurance. Yvonne is passionate about diversity and inclusion and has a track record of ensuring the voice of all stakeholders informs policy formation and decision making, encouraging community engagement and supporting the wellbeing of both staff and students. She completed her undergraduate degree in World Politics with minors in Economics and Philosophy at the Catholic University of America, and her MA in International Studies at the University of Warwick.

Upon appointment Yvonne said, ÔÇťI am delighted to be joining ╦┐╣¤app at this exciting phase of growth and development. The University is going from strength to strength, increasing its international reach while being deeply rooted in and serving its local and regional communities. I am looking forward to enriching the already successful partnership between the UniversityÔÇÖs executive team and members of the Council and contributing to the development and realisation of the UniversityÔÇÖs future strategic vision.ÔÇŁ

The UniversityÔÇÖs Vice-Chancellor, Professor Jackie Dunne, said she was looking forward to Yvonne joining the ╦┐╣¤app’s Executive team, stating, ÔÇťIt is wonderful to have Yvonne on-board. We are currently embarking on an exciting chapter of growth and success at ╦┐╣¤app and Yvonne will bring a wealth of experience and expertise to help us to build a stronger and more dynamic future for our students, our staff, and the stakeholders and partners with whom we are proud to workÔÇŁ.