New Appointment Makes Local Headlines
The name of the principal at the new Edinburgh College was announced this week.
Mandy Exley, former principal of Jewel & Esk College will be a welcome addition to the plans for the new Edinburgh College which is to officially launches on the 1st of October.
Her appointment provides one of the final links in the story of the formation of Edinburgh’s Telford, Jewel & Esk and Stevenson Colleges into one of the biggest further education insitutions.
Ian McKay, Chair(elect) of Edinburgh College said: “We are delighted to have someone of the calibre and pedigree of Mandy Exley lead Edinburgh College at the start of this exciting journey.
We have given a commitment that Edinburgh college will change the face of further education in Edinburgh and Lothians and with mandy’s experience at the helm of Jewel & Esk College, and the vision she has for the new college, we are ideally placed to fulfill our ambition.”
The rigorous selection process to find a principal for what will be one of the biggest and most influential colleges in Scotlandhas been conducted over a number of months.
John Martin, President of Edinburgh College Students’ Association, said: “The Students’ Association were pleased to be invited to be a part of the interview process, and particularly the value that has been placed on our opinion.
“Students should be at the centre of every decision making process as colleges across Scotland go through unprecedented changes and tribulations in the coming years and I hope that this sets a precedent for all future appointments of major office holders within Colleges, including membership of Boards of Governors.
“I congratulate Mandy on her success and look forward to working positively with her over the coming year to make sure our students get the best possible experience out of their life-changing time at Edinburgh College.”