Karen moves on from col­lege board

The Oban Times - - News 11 -

IT HAS been all change on the board of West High­land col­lege UHI as new mem­bers are wel­comed and oth­ers de­part.

John Hutchi­son has taken on his new role as chair­man, while the team wave good­bye to long-serv­ing vice chair­woman, Karen MacGre­gor.

Ms MacGre­gor has been in­volved with the col­lege since 2013 and played a lead role in the merger from Lochaber col­lege to the wider West High­land group.

She said she has been priv­i­leged to work on the board: ‘I shall cer­tainly miss be­ing so closely in­volved with West High­land col­lege UHI. It was a priv­i­lege to play a role in the birth and de­vel­op­ment of such a dy­namic and suc­cess­ful or­gan­i­sa­tion. How­ever, most of all, I will miss the many in­spir­ing peo­ple I have had the plea­sure of meet­ing over the years.’

Ly­dia Rohmer, prin­ci­pal and chief ex­ec­u­tive of the col­lege, wished her col­league well: ‘Karen has long been a cham­pion of fur­ther and higher ed­u­ca­tion ini­tially in her lo­cal area of Ard­na­mur­chan, then through­out re­gion. Since my ap­point­ment as prin­ci­pal in 2013, she has con­trib­uted her valu­able lo­cal knowl­edge and in­sight to her role on the board.

‘She has been a great source of wis­dom and ad­vice on the many ini­tia­tives fac­ing the ed­u­ca­tional land­scape both lo­cally and through­out Scot­land, al­ways en­sur­ing that the suc­cess of our stu­dents, par­tic­u­larly those from ru­ral ar­eas are al­ways at the very fore­front of the col­lege’s de­ci­sion-mak­ing. We wish Karen all the very best for the fu­ture.’

ALL CHANGE: Karen MacGre­gor has stepped down from the West High­land col­lege

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