Thursday 08-10-2015 - 13:25
NUS Scotland has today welcomed the annoncement of the appointment of a new Chair and board of management at Glasgow Clyde College. The moves folows months of uncertainty and turmoil at the college, and continued calls from students for the previous chair to stand down as a result of serious failures of good governance.
Commenting on the announcment, Vonnie Sandlan, president of NUS Scotland, said:
“NUS Scotland, and students right across Scotland, have worked incredibly hard over the last few years to get to a position where college student representation is enshrined in law and given the respect and place it deserves. Since the start of this year, however, we saw those successes ignored, if not outright undermined, by the previous leadership of Glasgow Clyde college. While staff and students have done amazingly well to get on with the day to day work of the college, a change in leadership means the college as a whole can start afresh.
“Today’s decision gives us the opportunity to move forward in a positive way, with new leadership and new ideas, ensuring the continued success of Glasgow Clyde, unburdened by the strains and negativity of the past year. With this change in leadership, staff and students can get back to focusing on what matters most, and what Glasgow Clyde does best - delivering amazing outcomes for its students and its community. We wish staff, students, and the new college board the very best of luck as they get on with that vital job.”
Details of the new board can be found here: http://news.scotland.gov.uk/News/Glasgow-Clyde-College-1e1b.aspx