Professor Roni Brown has been appointed UAL Pro Vice-Chancellor and Head of College at London College of Fashion. She will take up post on 2 December 2019.
Roni is currently Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Professor of Visual & Educational Cultures at the University for the Creative Arts, where she has led their academic strategy. In 2019, UCA was awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework by the Office for Students.
Since 2017, Roni has been South East Area Chair for Arts Council England and a member of its National Council. She is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. She returns to UAL having previously served as Dean of Academic Development at London College of Communication.
Sir Nigel Carrington, Vice-Chancellor of UAL, said:
We are delighted to welcome Roni Brown back to UAL as our new Pro Vice-Chancellor. Throughout her career, she has shown enormous commitment to the cultural sector and to the student experience. I look forward to working closely with Roni during this transformative period for London College of Fashion and the fashion industry.
Professor Roni Brown said:
I am impressed by London College of Fashion’s ambition in teaching and research, where fashion is understood across its full cultural, social, environmental and economic dimensions. I aim to continue its journey as a thoroughly accessible powerhouse of fashion, especially as the college returns to its roots with its new building in East London.