Farewell and Thanks to Our Depute Principal

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The University hosted a farewell dinner on Monday 19th February at its Paisley Campus for Professor Paul Martin CBE, Depute Principal.

This dinner celebrated Paul’s enormous contribution to the development of UWS. Joining the University in 2009 as Vice-Principal (International) and Executive Dean of Education, Health and Social Sciences, Professor Martin’s responsibilities focused on achieving a national and international reputation for the University’s learning and research. Paul took up the role of Depute Principal in 2013, with a key focus on strategy, performance and planning. He was awarded a CBE last year in recognition of his services to Health and Education.

Paul, who is leaving UWS at the end of March, was joined at the dinner by his wife, Jan along with his sons, Derrick and Darren and their wives.

At the event Paul was presented with an engraved decanter set as well as a roundel relief of a winged Genius created by Professor Alexander Stoddart, Sculptor in Ordinary to Her Majesty The Queen in Scotland, whose studio is based on the University’s Paisley Campus.

Professor Paul Martin said:

“It has been a privilege to be part of the contribution that UWS makes to changing people’s lives. The University’s  students and staff have much to be proud of and I am grateful for the opportunity to have worked alongside them”