Vice-chancellor awarded CBE

The vice-chancellor of Edge Hill University, Dr John Cater, has been awarded a CBE for services to Higher Education and Teacher Training.
Dr Cater joins a group of outstanding individuals recognised for their achievements.
On learning of the news he said: “Edge Hill has made tremendous progress over the past 20 years, culminating in this year’s Times Higher Education’s University of the Year award and this generous recognition is a testament to everything my colleagues have achieved and acknowledges the debt I have to them all.”
As vice-chancellor of Edge Hill University, Dr Cater is the longest-serving head of a United Kingdom higher education institution, having been appointed in 1993.
Edge Hill University has grown and developed considerably during the 22 years of his leadership, moving up by over forty places in national league tables since 2006 and recently being named both University of the Year 2014-15 and Best University Workplace by Times Higher Education as well as being the highest rated University in the North West in the last National Student survey.
Dr Cater was also member of department of health’s expert advisory panel on nurse education and training from 1995-97, and  he also represents all vice-chancellors on the Joint DH/DfE social work reform board.
He is past chair of the Knowsley 14-19 Collegiate Consortium and the Greater Merseyside and West Lancashire Lifelong Learning Network.

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