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Professor set for new challenges in Birmingham
5:00pm Thursday 10th October 2013 in News
The head of the Winchester School of Art has left his post and taken up a position at another university.
Professor Bashir Makhoul, an artist whose work is shown around the world, is now pro vice-chancellor at Birmingham City University.
In a statement on his new employer’s website, Professor Makhoul said: “The university’s ethos, heritage, values and distinctive ability to integrate practice-led education, research, enterprise and creativity strikes a chord with me. I am delighted by the opportunity to make a real contribution to the development of Birmingham City University and its ambitious goals.”
An internal announcement was made at the University of Southampton, of which the WSA is a part, in mid-July.
A spokesman for the university, which Professor Makhoul joined in 2005, said: “As many other academics do, he has just moved on to pursue a new challenge.”
Ed D’Souza, the current Head of Department Graphics, Art and Media, will be acting head of the school until a permanent appointment is made.
Professor Makhoul will take responsibility for Academic Portfolio and Market Development at Birmingham and is due take up his position on November 1.
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