CU Scarborough appoint new vice-chancellor after Kay Fraser departs

CU Scarborough has announced they have appointed a new vice-chancellor after the departure of Kay Fraser, who previously held the position.

Monday, 3rd February 2020, 9:31 am
Updated Monday, 3rd February 2020, 9:32 am

A spokeswoman for the university said: “We are pleased to announce that Jackie Mathers, associate pro vice-chancellor at CU Coventry will now also be leading CU Scarborough.

"Jackie's experience, vision and leadership have been instrumental in the success of CU Coventry and she is the perfect person to take CU Scarborough forward.

"We have also recruited a new Head of Academic Studies to support our growing student and staff community."

The CU Scarborough campus.

Ms Mathers has more than 20 years’ experience in both the public and private sector of higher education, with a track record of developing strong links with businesses to deliver employment and career-focused education.

She replaces former associate pro vice-chancellor Kay Fraser who left the role after establishing CU Scarborough as an important part of the Coventry University Group.

"[Kay] leaves with the best wishes of everyone who worked both within the group and Coventry University," said the spokeswoman.

The new Head of Academic Studies, Matthew Butterworth, has ten years' experience in higher education.

A former health and social care project manager and tutor at CU Scarborough, he is aiming to boost employability prospects for all CU Scarborough graduates and to attract more students from Yorkshire and beyond.

The spokeswoman added: "CU Scarborough continues to go from strength to strength.

"We have recently launched a number of new courses, including nursing, police training and sports management, as well as opening a new theatre space.

"Jackie brings the ideal skill set to further this."

CU Scarborough launched in 2015, with the first cohort of students studying classes at Scarborough Spa.

A £14 million purpose built campus in the Weaponess area of town opened in 2016.