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University Council update


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Our Chair of Council, Eileen Milner, after much careful consideration over a period of time and with great regret, has advised that she will be standing down from the role of Chair of Council.

Eileen joined the Council at the start of the 2022/23 Academic Year replacing Baroness Ann Taylor as Chair of Council. Shortly after Eileen first accepted the role of Chair of Council, she was asked by the Department for Education and Bradford and District Council, to take on responsibility for bringing into being a Children and Families Trust for Bradford and District. This was achieved on 1st April this year and Eileen now chairs this new organisation.

Eileen said: "After much consideration, given this key commitment to the city and district, together with other significant professional and personal commitments, I feel that I am unable to give the University all of the time and attention that it both needs and deserves and that it is better to step aside to give someone else the opportunity to take on the role. I will continue to watch from afar the progress of the institution which I have been so proud to be associated with."

The University sincerely thanks Eileen for her commitment to the University during her time with us and for her time, support and focus on driving the University’s success.