Posted: Mon 13th Jun 2022

Olympian Colin Jackson to remain as Chancellor of Wrexham Glyndwr University for people living in or visiting the wrexham area

Wrexham Glyndwr University has confirmed that former Olympic athlete Colin Jackson CBE will continue with his role of Chancellor of Wrexham Glyndwr University until 2025.

Appointed in January 2019, Colin is the university’s fourth Chancellor and was officially welcomed into the role at a ceremony held a month later,

The Chancellor is a figurehead and acts as an ambassador for the university and its staff and students, attending a number of important duties – including the university’s graduation ceremonies, which Colin recently attended, and representing the university at various events.

“I am thrilled to be asked to remain as the university’s Chancellor for another three years,” said Colin.

“It’s a role I’ve really enjoyed having and hopefully I can make up for lost time over the next three years after the pandemic restricted what I’ve been able to participate in for the last two year, except for online events.

“Wrexham Glyndwr is a fantastic university and continues to achieve some really great things, including being rated second in the UK for quality of teaching in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022 and rising 41 places in The Guardian University Guide 2022 league table.

“Plus something close to my own heart, retaining the top spot for social inclusion in England and Wales.

“It’s really exciting times for the university and Wrexham as a whole and I’m very much looking forward to spending more time in Wrexham again over the next three years.”

Wrexham Glyndwr University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Maria Hinfelaar said: “We’re delighted that Colin will remain as our Chancellor; he’s had a very positive impact on students and staff during his time with us so far.

“We look forward to working closely together over the next few years, which are a key time for Wrexham – having just achieved city status – and our own Campus 2025 strategy to upgrade our facilities which is progressing rapidly.”

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