New Pro Vice-Chancellor will build on UWE's strengths

Issue date: 21 September 2009

Paul Olomolaiye Paul Olomolaiye joins the University of the West of England this term as the new Pro Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of the Faculty of Environment and Technology.

Paul was previously at the University of Wolverhampton, where he was Dean of the School of Engineering and the Built Environment. Here he exemplified academia–industry knowledge exchange through his leadership of the regeneration drive for Northern Birmingham. This involved supporting more than 3000 construction and engineering companies through clusters and centres supported by more than £20 million of Government, EU and private sector funds.

His early educational years were spent in West Africa where he gained his first degree in Building Technology and a Masters in Construction Management before completing a PhD in Civil Engineering from Loughborough University. After graduation in 1988 he undertook a World Bank project before pursuing academic and research interests in Construction Productivity and Performance Enhancement Strategies for which he is consulted by a number of governments, companies and institutions world-wide.

Commenting on his appointment Paul said, “I'm delighted to be joining UWE, the Partnership University. I look forward to working together with colleagues to continue to enhance our students and the community around us by providing the best experience possible from an internationally renowned University.”

Vice-Chancellor Steve West said, “Paul is joining us at a very exciting time. His experience and expertise will be invaluable as we invest in our future and enhance our considerable strengths. Paul will be able to build on the significant achievements of the Faculty and explore new opportunities across the University. His experience internationally and commercially will be a great asset. I look forward to working with Paul as part of my Executive Team.”

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