Alan Sherry, Principal of Glasgow Kelvin College, has announced his intention to retire at the end of the 2018/19 academic session. The announcement was made at a recent Board of Management meeting and the recruitment process will be underway very soon to find a successor.
With 35 years of experience in the sector, 25 of which have been in the North East of Glasgow, Alan’s expertise as a Principal played a significant role in the merger process in 2013 which resulted in the formation of Glasgow Kelvin College. Since merger he has led the College to become a successful and integral part of the fabric of the Glasgow East and North East communities. The College continues to grow and develop; it has established a range of key employer and community partnerships and, supported by committed staff, guides its students through their successful learning journeys.
Ian Patrick, Chair of the College Board of Management said, “Since 2013, Alan’s resolute leadership, intellect and integrity has steered the College to become the successful and dynamic organisation it is today. His passion for the FE sector as a vehicle for positive change has ensured a vibrant learning environment for students, helping them to achieve their potential with the support of inspirational staff.”
Alan Sherry said, “My time in education has been incredibly fulfilling, despite the many challenges the sector and the College have faced. I feel very privileged to have worked with so many committed and skilled people who put the interests of students and the communities they serve at the heart of all they do. The importance of lifelong learning and vocational skills is now taking centre stage and there is still much to do, but I have every confidence that the remarkable team at Glasgow Kelvin College will continue to transform lives through education into the future.”