Vice-Chancellor elected to Board of Universities UK

Gary Hughes
Professor Karen Cox by University of Kent

We are pleased to announce that Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Karen Cox, has been elected to the Board of Universities UK (UUK).

Professor Cox is one of five new non-portfolio Board members and will take up her position for three years from 1 August 2022. The other new Board members are:

  • Professor Paul Croney OBE, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive, Teesside University
  • Professor Sir Chris Husbands, Vice-Chancellor, Sheffield Hallam University
  • Professor Lisa Roberts, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive, University of Exeter
  • Professor Adam Tickell, Vice-Chancellor, University of Birmingham  

Professor Cox currently serves on the Board of the Nursing and Midwifery Council, the UK regulator for over 700,000 Nurses and Midwives across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. She is a Director and Board Member of South East Local Enterprise Partnership and an Associate Non-Executive Member of Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust.

Professor Cox said: ‘I am honoured to have been elected to serve on the UUK board and look forward to building on UUK’s work to sustain and strengthen UK Higher Education.’

Universities UK are the collective voice of 140 universities across the UK. Their core activities include:

  • shaping national and international policy
  • building public understanding of the quality and impact of UK universities
  • offering support and guidance to members
  • advocating for the UK higher education sector in the UK and overseas

Further information on UUK is available here.