THE VICE-CHANCELLOR of Leeds Trinity University is stepping down this summer.

Professor Margaret House, who joined the institution in January 2013, said: “I am extremely sad to be leaving Leeds Trinity. It is a university with an exceptional community of staff, students and alumni, who make Leeds Trinity a very special place to work and study.

“Since I joined the university, the institution has flourished, and I am very proud to have contributed to the successes of the university over the past seven years. I have enjoyed leading a team of dedicated colleagues and my role has been extremely rewarding. I’m looking forward to continuing my work until my role comes to an end this summer.”

Zoha Shah, President of the university’s Students’ Union, said: “The Vice-Chancellor has worked closely with Leeds Trinity Students’ Union to ensure that the student voice is heard and that we are represented within the university. Leeds Trinity puts its students at the heart of the institution, and this is driven right from the very top. Margaret will be greatly missed, and I wish her every success in the future.”

Rt Rev Marcus Stock, Bishop of Leeds and Chairman of the Board of Governors at Leeds Trinity said: “Under Margaret’s leadership, the university has achieved so much. Her approach to driving change has enhanced staff engagement and student cohesion, and she embodies the ethos of the institution to work collaboratively in a supportive, community environment. I would like to thank Professor House for her outstanding leadership at Leeds Trinity over the past seven years.”

Professor House is expected to leave the university at the end of August but will remain in post until the new Vice-Chancellor is ready to take up their post. The process to recruit a new Vice-Chancellor will begin imminently.