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Professor Sir David Melville CBE

Doctor of Civil Law

July 2008

 

Professor Sir David Melville was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Kent from 2001-2007. Under his direction, Kent expanded its activities and student numbers and led the development of the £120m Universities at Medway partnership, now a role-model for others in the higher education sector. During his wide-ranging career, Sir David has also made outstanding contributions in further education and schools nationally and locally in Kent and Medway, and he is seen as one of the great champions of lifelong learning. He was Chief Executive of the Further Education Funding Council from 1996 - 2001 and he is currently Chair of Lifelong Learning UK. Sir David was awarded a knighthood for services to higher and further education in 2007.

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