Professor Jonathan Michie: role change
Professor Jonathan Michie has announced he has decided to step down as Director of the University’s Department for Continuing Education, with the search for a successor to begin imminently
Professor Michie has held the role of Director jointly with that of President of Kellogg College since 2008. Both the college and the Department for Continuing Education have grown considerably since then and Professor Michie will from August 2021 focus full time on his role at Kellogg.
The Department for Continuing Education has grown from under 15,000 student enrolments a year in 2007-2008, to more than 22,000 annual enrolments currently. The department now runs more than 1,000 courses a year, with several Master’s and Doctoral programmes among the new courses introduced.
Professor Michie said: 'The Department for Continuing Education has grown significantly in scale and complexity since 2008. We are about to embark on a recruitment process for two new academic Deputy Directors, and it makes sense to include a new Director in this search. Having come through the COVID-19 crisis successfully and with many innovations in place which will continue to pay dividends into the future, this coming academic year will be an ideal time to hand the baton on to my successor.'
This is an exciting time both for the Department for Continuing Education and Kellogg College. Professor Michie’s decision to focus on Kellogg presents an opportunity to recruit a new leadership team for Continuing Education, which will be able to build on the department’s considerable success. I’m delighted that Jonathan has accepted my invitation to become a Pro Vice-Chancellor without Portfolio and look forward to continuing to work with him in the years to come.
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Louise Richardson
'The role of Kellogg President has also grown hugely since I took it on in 2008. We now have more students than any other college, with the growth coming from all four of the University’s academic divisions, as well as the Department for Continuing Education. There has been a concomitant growth in staffing and activities, and an increase in the Fellowship along with a growth in other categories of college membership. Kellogg has ambitious plans for fundraising and development over the next few years, and I am looking forward to leading the college over what promises to be a hugely exciting and successful time.'