Birmingham City University has strengthened its position as a leading provider of creative arts education by appointing Professor Alison Honour as Pro-Vice Chancellor and Executive Dean of its Faculty of Arts, Design and Media.
A National Teaching Fellow and Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Professor Honour originally trained as a fine artist before taking on higher education leadership roles. She spent 10 years at Oxford Brookes University, rising to the position of Associate Dean Student Experience, before becoming Pro-Vice Chancellor of De Montfort’s Faculty of Arts, Design and Humanities.
Commenting on her appointment, Professor Honour, said:
“I am very excited about taking on this new challenge at Birmingham City University, which has an outstanding reputation for producing creative arts graduates. The facilities at the University’s new City Centre Campus are as good as any you will find in industry and I can’t wait to start working with the talented staff and students whose work has already impressed me hugely.”
Birmingham City University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Philip Plowden, said:
“Alison is a superb appointment for our University, with exactly the right blend of expertise, drive and passion to take our outstanding work across the creative arts to an even higher level.