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Gabby Logan announced as Leeds Trinity University's First Chancellor

Gabby Logan

Leeds Trinity University has announced that Gabby Logan will become its first Chancellor.
Gabby is a major public figure and through her achievements and endeavours, embodies much of what the University represents. She will be a role model for people in the University and in the City.

Born in Leeds, Gabby is an inspirational figure in the worlds of sport and journalism, with a string of achievements that include becoming the first female presenter of a live football match and the first woman to host Match of the Day. Gabby’s career is continuing to flourish, having been one of a select few presenters given the honour of covering the London 2012 Olympic Games for the BBC. Gabby will also present a new BBC Saturday Night show in 2013.

Gabby is a keen advocate for higher education, holding a law degree from Durham University and an honorary degree from Leeds Metropolitan University. More recently, Gabby has turned her attention to business, building on her vast experience within sports to become a non-executive director for Perform Group, a leading digital media enterprise.

Gabby also has a strong commitment to several charitable causes, and is currently Patron of The Disabilities Trust, The Prince’s Trust and Great Ormond Street Hospital, as well as vice president of Sparks.
Commenting on her appointment, Gabby said:

‘I’m honoured to be appointed as Leeds Trinity University’s first Chancellor. I support its ethos which is very close to my own.  I’m a firm believer in the importance of higher education, having seen the enormous benefits that my own university experience has given me.  I hope I can help talented young people realise their ambitions. Last but not least it is so good to be able to hold this position in Leeds, which I still think of as my home city.’
Mr Ed Anderson, Chair of the Board of Governors commented,
‘We are absolutely delighted about Gabby’s appointment as Chancellor.  It’s a perfect fit on so many levels.  We are proud to have Gabby as a champion for our university and I’m sure that her appointment will be warmly welcomed by students, staff and people in Leeds.’
Prof Margaret House, who recently took up the position of Vice Chancellor, commented,
‘To have gained university title and to have someone as impressive as Gabby as our first Chancellor, says much for what Leeds Trinity can achieve in the future’.
Gabby will be Chancellor of one of only two universities with Catholic foundations in England, which aligns perfectly with her Catholic Faith. She attended Leeds-based Cardinal Heenan Roman Catholic High School and Notre Dame Catholic Sixth Form College, whom Leeds Trinity maintains strong relationships with through its strong commitment to widening access to higher education. A sector leader, Leeds Trinity works closely with 100s of schools and colleges such as Notre Dame, to motivate and encourage students to reach their full potential.

For more information on Gabby and her role as Chancellor at Leeds Trinity University, visit the Chancellor section of our website

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