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Professor Karen Stanton, Vice-Chancellor of Solent University, Southampton, has been elected as the new Chair of Southampton Connect, an independent partnership which brings together senior city representatives seeking to address the key challenges and opportunities for Southampton.

2nd December 2020

Professor Karen Stanton, Vice-Chancellor of Solent University, Southampton, has been elected as the new Chair of Southampton Connect, an independent partnership which brings together senior city representatives seeking to address the key challenges and opportunities for Southampton.

Commenting on her appointment, Vice-Chancellor, Professor Karen Stanton says: “Solent University has always maintained a close relationship with Southampton Connect, working with the city’s key partners to improve the outcomes of the people of Southampton.

“I am delighted to have been elected as the new Chair, especially given such a short time since joining the University and the Southampton community.

“The University has always been proud of our close partnership with the city and in today’s turbulent times, it is even more important to serve our communities for the benefit of us all. Despite the challenges of the pandemic these are also very exciting times for Southampton, applying for the City of Culture and putting together a fantastic plan of business recovery. I am very much looking forward to strengthening our partnerships across the city.”

Southampton Connect is responsible for the delivery of the Southampton City Strategy, and consists of members from the private, public and voluntary sector organisations. A full list of organisations that are represented at Southampton Connect can be found on their website.

Professor Karen Stanton has also recently become a CMI Chartered Companion, in recognition of her contribution to help develop a new generation of inspiring leaders.

Professor Karen Stanton