The University of Central Lancashire’s vice-chancellor Mike Thomas has handed in his resignation and will leave the job this week.
Thomas—who joined the university in 2014 as deputy vice-chancellor and was appointed vice-chancellor in 2015—will leave his position on 30 November. In a statement, David Taylor, the university’s pro-chancellor and chairman of the board, said that Thomas “wishes to pursue further academic opportunities and will remain active in the sector”.
Taylor thanked Thomas for his service to the university and said Thomas wanted to thank his colleagues at the university. The two deputy vice-chancellors, Lynne Livesey and Liz Bromley, will temporarily take on the responsibilities of the vice-chancellor.