Mark Power has been named as LJMU’s fifth Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive.
The former Registrar and Acting Vice-Chancellor was confirmed in the role by the Chair of the Board Mike Parker following an extensive process to determine the future leadership of the university.
Mike Parker said, “Mark is an exceptional individual with a remarkable track record as an agile and determined leader, focused on the best outcomes for our students and staff.
“Throughout his career he has developed a sharp understanding of the sector, earned the respect of his peers in higher education and the leaders in the city region; he also carries with him the confidence of our staff and our extended university community. He will be a fantastic Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive for Liverpool John Moores University.”
Originally from Merseyside, Mark was educated at Prescot Grammar School and holds a BA in Fine Art, and a MBA from LJMU.
Mark has held significant roles at every level within the university during his career with LJMU and has become a specialist in higher education management. Most recently he has been Registrar and Chief Operating Officer and led the university’s response to the pandemic. He works closely with the student union, JMSU, and is an advocate for the university’s health and wellbeing, EDI and social mobility agendas.
“His story is compelling and inspirational, we couldn’t have a better person to lead us towards our bicentenary in 2023,” added Mr Parker.
Accepting the position, Mark Power said: “I am incredibly proud of LJMU and honoured to be leading such a fantastic and impactful institution. I have spent my entire professional career at LJMU and I have seen for myself, with profound and moving effect, the difference we can make to everyone who has a connection with us.
“Make no mistake, this is not a moment to pause. We have a tremendous opportunity to shape our future with a new strategic approach embracing a courageous, innovative and inclusive way of doing things. I am determined to drive the university forward and am very excited about where we can take LJMU for our students, for our staff and for our extended community.”
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