Professor Julie Hall has been appointed as one of five deputy provosts at the University of Roehampton, where she will have responsibility for all academic departments and the continued focus on excellent academic experiences for students.
Professor Hall is currently interim director of the university’s business school. She will begin her new role from January, taking full responsibility once a new business school director is appointed. She is a National Teaching Fellow and Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, as well as being a former co-chair of SEDA for three years.
She will be primarily responsible for ensuring that the university’s academic departments are developed in line with the university’s ambitious academic strategy. This will include line managing heads of department, coordinating and approving departmental plans, ensuring the recruitment and retention of high quality academic staff, and ensuring that all academic staff in the university are supported and encouraged to reach their full potential.
Professor Hall said: “I am delighted to be appointed to the role of Deputy Provost at such an exciting and challenging time. I am really looking forward to becoming part of the team to help drive forward the University’s ambitious objectives.
“The quality of our academic departments will always be central to our success, which is why the University is rightly placing emphasis in this area. I’m looking forward to working with colleagues to fine tune what is already a very good operation. For several years we’ve focussed on refining our portfolio of courses and we have excellent academic staff who bring research to life for students.”