Leading scientist is York’s new Deputy Vice-Chancellor

The University of York has appointed Professor Saul Tendler as its new Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Professor Tendler is currently Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research at The University of Nottingham where he also holds a Chair in Biophysical Chemistry.

At York, he will play a leading role in the implementation of the new University Strategy, academic planning and enhancing international links as well as representing the Vice-Chancellor and the University.

He will succeed Dr Jane Grenville who is stepping down at the end of September after three years as Deputy Vice-Chancellor. She was also Acting Vice-Chancellor from October to December 2013. Professor Tendler will take up his appointment on the 1 September.

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of York, Professor Koen Lamberts, said: “Saul Tendler is a scientist of the highest calibre with a formidable track record both as an academic and in leadership roles. I am thrilled that we have secured the services of such an outstanding candidate for what will be a key position in shaping the next phase of the University’s development.”

Professor Tendler said: “I am really delighted to have been appointed to this exciting position at this dynamic and distinctive University. I look forward to working with the Vice-Chancellor, Council, staff and students in the further advancement of the excellence of the University through the implementation of the innovative University Strategy. I am particularly looking forward to leading on academic planning and further strengthening the international profile of the University.”

Professor Sir David Greenaway, Vice-Chancellor of The University of Nottingham said “Professor Tendler’s impact on the research agenda at The University of Nottingham has been significant, and the success of our current research portfolio is in no small part linked to his leadership.  Among the many initiatives Saul has led, his vision and energy has most recently been demonstrated in his role in securing Government commitment to the £60m Midlands Energy Research Accelerator.   Saul will leave Nottingham’s research in good shape and I would like to take this opportunity to thank him for his commitment and passion during his tenure at Nottingham.”

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