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Glasgow Caledonian University has appointed Dr. Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE, a trailblazer in STEM fields, as its new Chancellor.

Glasgow Caledonian University has appointed Dr. Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE, a trailblazer in STEM fields, as its new Chancellor. Dr. Imafidon, known for her achievements in business, mathematics, and technology, will succeed Dr. Annie Lennox OBE. Her exceptional journey, from passing GCSEs at ten to earning a Master’s degree from the University of Oxford at 20, showcases her dedication to education and STEM.

Recognized for her contributions, Dr. Imafidon received accolades such as the UK IT Industry & British Computer Society’s Young IT Professional of the Year in 2013 and an MBE in 2017. As the co-founder of Stemettes, she has inspired over 60,000 young people in STEM roles.

Dr. Imafidon, named the most influential woman in tech in the UK in 2020, expressed her honor in joining an institution committed to the Common Good. Her appointment aligns with the university’s values of confidence, creativity, integrity, and responsibility.

The University Court and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Steve Decent, welcomed Dr. Imafidon, anticipating her role as a figurehead and champion for the institution. She will be formally installed during a graduation ceremony in July, marking a new era for Glasgow Caledonian University.

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