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Published: 24 May 2023

Pro-Vice-Chancellor Academic, Professor Osama Khan announces new career opportunity

Aston University has announced the appointment of Professor Osama Khan as its new Deputy Vice-Chancellor, starting in the autumn. His last day at the University of Surrey will be 12 October 2023. 

Professor Khan has worked at the University for more than four years, including a period as Associate Dean Education in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. For the last three and a half years, he has served as Pro-Vice-Chancellor Academic.  


Commenting, the President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Max Lu, said:  


“Osama is a well-respected colleague and friend to many. He has been an outstanding leader and has led the Academic portfolio with distinction. He developed a very successful response to the National Student Survey, which has seen a marked improvement year on year. This and the other strategic initiatives he has led have further improved our education quality and student experience significantly. 


“His departure is a huge loss to the University, and he will be sorely missed.” 


Transitional arrangements will be made and announced as soon as possible. Meanwhile, Osama will continue to lead the Academic portfolio through to the autumn, and he is keen to complete several important projects before his departure. 


An opportunity for the University community to thank Osama formally and celebrate his achievements and contributions will be arranged after summer. 

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