Vice-Chancellor of the University of South Wales Professor Julie Lydon, has been awarded the OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to Higher Education in Wales.
Professor Lydon became Wales’s first female Vice-Chancellor when she took up the post in April 2010. She was previously the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic Development) at the former University of Glamorgan which she joined in 2006.
Her representational roles include board membership of UCEA, HECSU, University Alliance, Higher Education Wales, HEFCW Student Experience, Teaching & Quality Committee and she is a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education.
Commenting on receiving the award Professor Lydon said, “I am absolutely thrilled to have been honoured with this award. As well as it being a fantastic personal accolade, this is also recognition of the profile and success of the University of South Wales since its launch last year. I am proud to lead Wales’s largest university and represent the whole institution in receiving this award.”