Professor Christine Ennew to leave after over 30 years at UoN

Professor Christine Ennew, Provost and Pro-Vice-Chancellor of The University of Nottingham’s Malaysia Campus, is leaving the University to take up the post of Provost at Warwick University.

Over the last 20 years Professor Ennew, who joined Nottingham as a PhD student in 1981, has been at the heart of the University’s ambitious internationalisation programme. She took a leading role in the development of the University’s pioneering campus in Malaysia as well as providing support for the subsequent development of a campus in China. In January 2013, she returned to Kuala Lumpur to take the helm of the University’s Malaysia Campus which is home to around 5000 students and almost 700 staff.

Professor Sir David Greenaway, Vice-Chancellor of The University of Nottingham, said: “Professor Ennew and I were appointed to our University on the same day in 1987. Since then we have worked together as researchers and in senior management when Christine was Dean of Social Sciences, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Internationalisation and latterly as Provost of The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC). What a wonderful colleague she has been: dedicated, loyal and effective.

“That Warwick University have chosen her as their new Deputy Vice Chancellor and Provost is testimony to the superb job she has done as our leader at UNMC. I am very sad to see Christine move on, but compliment Warwick on an inspired choice.”

Professor Ennew has left a lasting impression on the University. She held a number of leading roles in Nottingham University Business School before becoming Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences.

She was appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Internationalisation in 2008 managing the University’s international strategy which has attracted students and academic staff from almost 150 nations to its research and teaching campuses in Britain and Asia.

During her time in Malaysia, Professor Ennew has led on the development and implementation of Strategic Road Map to guide all aspects of the campus’s development through to 2020. Her period of office has seen a significant growth in research performance, the development of innovative off-shore programmes and a restructuring of a number of organisational functions to support UNMC’s ambitious strategy as “Britain’s Global University in Malaysia”.

Professor Ennew will take up her new post in the summer of 2016. She said: “I have had some truly remarkable and exciting challenges during my time at the University of Nottingham and the opportunity to run a fully-fledged overseas campus has been unique. Moving to a new institution is always a bittersweet moment, but the role at Warwick, presents me with a new set of challenges and opportunities at an outstanding institution nationally and globally”.

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