Posted on 3 June 2003
Sally Neocosmos is currently Chief Executive Officer of the Higher Education Staff Development Agency (HESDA) in Sheffield. Her previous appointments include those of Secretary at Sheffield Hallam University, and two secondments - one to the Department for Education and Skills, and one to the National Advisory Body for Public Sector Higher Education.
As Registrar, Ms Neocosmos will oversee the academic life of the University with an overall responsibility for implementing University policy. Her staff will include those who manage student recruitment, registration, examinations, graduation, welfare, the careers service and University governance, as well as staff development, personnel, academic planning and communications.
"The job of Registrar and Secretary is a wide-ranging and demanding one," said Professor Brian Cantor, Vice-Chancellor. "In Sally we have found someone with many years of experience of senior management in the higher education sector, and a track record of effective decision making and sound judgement."
"Opportunities like these are rare," said Sally Neocosmos, "and I am delighted to have the chance to contribute to developing the University of York at a time of significant change in higher education."