Emeritus Professor awarded OBE for services to Higher Education

15 June 2015

Emeritus Professor, Sue Piotrowski, has been awarded an OBE in the Queen's birthday honours list, for services to Higher Education.

Emeritus Professor awarded OBE for services to Higher Education

Professor Sue Piotrowski and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Rama Thirunamachandran

Professor Piotrowski retired from Canterbury Christ Church University in 2014, after 32 years at the University. She joined in 1982 as a lecturer in Educational Studies, Sport Science and Professional Education and was appointed to the Senior Management Team in 2000 as Assistant Principal (Academic), becoming Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic) in 2005, until her retirement. She was awarded a Professorship in 2004 and was given the title Emeritus Professor by the University upon her retirement.

Professor Piotrowski said: “The award of the OBE is absolutely amazing. I still can’t believe it. It is such a tremendous honour to be recognised in this way for services to Higher Education. I am thrilled.

“I spent most of my working life at Canterbury Christ Church University and I am grateful to the University for the wonderful opportunities it provided to work within the immensely rewarding field of Higher Education – both within the University and nationally.”

Professor Rama Thirunamachandran, Vice-Chancellor of Canterbury Christ Church University, said: "We're delighted Sue has received this award for services to Higher Education. Her contribution to the University and its success over the years has been significant and her OBE is much deserved."

Notes to Editor

Canterbury Christ Church University is a modern university with a particular strength in higher education for the public services.

With almost 18,000 students across Kent and Medway, its courses span a wide range of academic and professional subject areas.

  • 97% of our UK graduates were in employment or further studies six months after completing their studies*.
  • We are the number one choice for local people looking to study at university in Kent (2013 UCAS).
  • We are one of the South East’s largest providers of education, training and skills leading to public service careers.

*2012/13 Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey

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