‘Deserved recognition of her work’
A UNIVERSITY’S secretary has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for her services to higher education.
Maureen Boylan, from Chesham, who works at the University of London, has been made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for her services to higher education.
After early career jobs in the University of Sheffield, CNAA and the Roehampton Institute, Ms Boylan joined the federal University in January 1990 as head of student administration and academic planning at Royal Holloway.
Subsequently she has worked in six other federal Colleges including senior roles in Goldsmiths, Heythrop and the School of Pharmacy, where she jointly directed Pharmacy’s merger into University College London, and for a period in UCL itself.
She has also worked in two different roles for the Careers Service, including responsibilities for careers guidance at the University of London’s School Of Oriental and Asian Studies and King’s College.
Ms Boylan joined the central University of London administration in 2012 as deputy university secretary and became university secretary in 2014 where she heads the governance, legal, secretariat and communications sections of the vice chancellor’s office.
Vice-chancellor Professor Sir Adrian Smith said: “On behalf of the University of London, I was delighted to learn of this honour.
“I send warm congratulations to Maureen for this deserved recognition of her work.
“Maureen has been a huge support to the University of London for many years, both through her excellent work in many of the colleges but also, more recently, in her role in the central administration, where her contribution to the strategic development of the university is much appreciated.“
DELIGHTED: Maureen Boylan, from Chesham, who is the secretary for the University of London, has been made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for her services to higher education