The former Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wolverhampton has been honoured by the institution for her services to education.
Jane Nelson retired last year from her role at the University. Her 37 year career witnessed a time of massive expansion in higher education, where participation quadrupled from 10% to 40% of the population, and individual universities grew at a similar rate. Her own career reflected the new types of role, and the new skills, required to manage this growth.
Jane received an Honorary Fellowship from the Institute of Education at a ceremony at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre on Saturday.
She said: “I am incredibly proud to have had a Fellowship awarded to me and to join the huge community of graduates whose life has been changed for the better by the University.”
Jane joined the University of Wolverhampton as Academic Registrar in 2000, having previously worked for Birmingham and Sydney universities.
At Wolverhampton, Jane steered the University safely through significant changes in student fees and funding, ensuring that the University never lost its focus on providing opportunity for students from all backgrounds.
Her external roles included Board membership of the West Midlands Learning and Skills Council, Directorship of UCAS, chairing the UCAS Pension Trust, chair of ARK Kings Academy Trust and membership of the Iraq Britain Business Council.
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