The vice-chancellor of Falmouth University, professor Anne Carlisle OBE has announced her plans to step down in 2022. Professor Anne says that she is privileged to have served the university as vice-chancellor and chief executive.
According to Professor Anne Carlisle, Falmouth University has a promising future with financial resilience and an ambitious 2030 strategy. She adds that the university has a creative team of staff and students and that its location is ideal for the development of the entire region.
The chair of the governor’s board issued a statement saying that professor Carlisle joined the university in 2009 and has led to the university’s growth in a great way. According to the chair, professor Carlisle’s impact includes increasing the number of students studying at Falmouth University by double. The chair further states that in 2012, professor Carlisle led the university to gain a status where it was given a Teaching Excellence Framework Gold rank in 2017.
According to the chair of the board of Governor of Falmouth University, professor Carlisle is the founder of Launchpad-an award-winning start-up programme that has created 30 new tech companies with over £8.5million in total valuation.
Professor Carlisle served as a director of the Board of Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership for five years. She is a member of the Shape of Tomorrow group and a director of the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce. She has also served in different UK advisory boards, such as the Higher Education Editech Advisory Board. Her plans are to continue serving the public outside the executive.
In January 2019, professor Carlisle was given an OBE award for services in higher education and the regional economy.
The Falmouth Board of Governors Chair-Chris Pomfret, says that he is thankful to Professor Anne for her leadership over the eleven years. He adds that professor Anne has seen the university’s growth and transformation and has boosted its reputation for the well-being of Cornwall and the UK. The University now plans to start the process of finding a new Vice-chancellor and Chief Executive.