News release: Uni cements industrial links with installation of new Chancellor

Media and Promotion Office (2001) News release: Uni cements industrial links with installation of new Chancellor. Other. University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), Preston.

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The University of Central Lancashire will be entering upon a new era with the installation of its second Chancellor, Sir Richard Evans, CBE DL.

Blackpool born Sir Richard has had a long and distinguished career in the aerospace industry, spanning thirty years. An Honorary Fellow of the University, he was knighted in 1996, and appointed Chairman of British Aerospace pic in 1998. Other positions held include that of Chairman of United Utilities (from January 2001) and former Non Executive Director of NatWest plc.

The University is currently celebrating its tenth anniversary, although as an institution it is considerably older. It recently welcomed a new Chair of the University Board, retired company director Malcolm Faulkner, and is now set to install its new Chancellor as it looks forward to the next ten years.

Since achieving university status in 1992, the University of Central Lancashire has doubled in size and is now the seventh largest university in the country. Links with industry continue to prosper and the University has been fortunate that both its outgoing Chancellor, Sir Francis Kennedy and its new Chancellor are so prominent in national and international business.

1 October 2001

Please note: The ceremony will be taking place on Friday 5 October at 10.00 am in St George's Church, Preston. University staff and official dignitaries, headed by the High Sheriff and the Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire will be processing from the Preston Guildhall to the Church at 9.45 am, returning to the Guildhall at 11.15 am.

Photographers are welcome to come along at the close of the ceremony (approx 11.00 am) to take photographs of the procession. Unfortunately NO flash photography is allowed in the church. A photo call at the Guildhall can be arranged on request, at approx. 11.15am. Please contact Pam Culley, Media and Promotion Office on tel: 01772 892486 for further information.

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