Glasgow Kelvin College is delighted to announce Principal, Alan Sherry, has received a Lord Provost’s Award for Education.
The Lord Provost’s Awards honour men and women who help make Glasgow a better place to live and work.
Mr Sherry has devoted his 36-year career to working across community learning and development, as well as the further education sector in Glasgow.
A founding member of the former John Wheatley College in the city’s East End, he successfully oversaw its merger with Stow College and North Glasgow College to create Glasgow Kelvin College back in 2013.
Under his stewardship, Glasgow Kelvin College has flourished, consistently focusing its resources and expertise in the areas and communities where need is greatest, striving for excellence for all its learners.
Alan is a lifetime champion of community engagement and widening access to education. He believes that, for economic growth to be wholly inclusive and across the board, no community can be left behind.
He considers access at entry-level just as important to the learner journey as access and progression to degree level learning. This passion has been passed on to his staff at Glasgow Kelvin College.
The Principal has served Glasgow Kelvin College and the Further Education sector on a series of committees and working groups. His is also a board member of several community organisations in the city and was recently appointed Chair of the Scottish Community Learning and Development Standards Council.
Mr Sherry will step down as Principal of Glasgow Kelvin College in July when he retires.
Mr Sherry said:
“I’m truly honoured to receive this Lord Provost’s Award. It recognises the success and hard work of everyone at Glasgow Kelvin College. I accept this award on their behalf. Our learners – past, present and future – sit at the heart of all we do in the sector and I hope to see that continue.
Working in this great city has been incredibly fulfilling and I have enjoyed making my contribution to the fundamental and positive changes in the communities of North East Glasgow over the years.”
Glasgow’s Lord Provost, Eva Bolander, said:
“Glasgow and its students, of all ages and backgrounds, owe a great deal to Alan Sherry. His vision, commitment and contribution to modern learning is evident.
Alan is passionate about improving social mobility for all by improving access to education. That’s an ethos we all share. The city is grateful for his dedication to improving access to educational for all.”