New senior appointments at Arden University

Dr Alison Green joins as Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic), and Stacey Allen as Director of Corporate Partnerships

Arden University, which celebrates its second anniversary this month, has announced that Dr Alison Green is joining as Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic). Stacey Allen, meanwhile, has been named Director of Corporate Partnerships.

A psychologist with a background in adult learning, Dr Green progressed through a series of roles at Cambridge Assessment and Brunel University before joining the Open University 18 years ago. There she held a number of senior academic management roles and led on major organisational change projects. She joins Arden’s Executive Team and is responsible for leading the development and the execution of the academic strategy of the university.

She commented: “What particularly resonated with me was the way Arden swiftly emerged in the HE landscape, and their clear core values of innovation and integrity, as well as the opportunity to be part of a developing academic team and shape the university’s education strategy.

Being able to respond to a very rapidly changing landscape quicker than other universities makes them a very exciting prospect.

What sets Arden apart, especially in the blended learning sector, is their aspiration to deliver a very personalised approach, developing a relationship with students so they feel they are understood and supported throughout their study journey.”

What drew me to Arden University was the fact that it was breaking down barriers, taking behaviours and skills more seriously and embedding them into the programmes, in a very humanist, forward-thinking way.”

Miss Allen, who joined Arden University from a role as Business Manager at Real IT, said: “What brought me here was Arden’s drive to do something more proactive in terms of employer engagement and apprenticeships; my background has been in data analytics and digital recruitment, where it was becoming increasingly difficult to find people with the right behaviours and skills.

What drew me to Arden University was the fact that it was breaking down barriers, taking behaviours and skills more seriously and embedding them into the programmes, in a very humanist, forward-thinking way.”

Dr Philip Hallam, Vice-Chancellor and CEO of Arden University, said: “We’re very pleased to welcome both Dr Alison Green and Stacey Allen at such an important time of growth and innovation for the organisation. These senior appointments are a reflection of the exciting new strategic opportunities we have identified going forward.”

To find out more about Arden University, visit www.arden.ac.uk