PROFESSOR Robin Baker, Vice-Chancellor of Canterbury Christ
Church University, has resigned with immediate effect, it was
announced on Monday.
A statement from the university - part of the Cathedrals Group -
said that Andrew Ironside, strategic director (resources), had been
appointed Acting Vice-Chancellor.
It is less than two years since Professor Baker was installed at
Canterbury Cathedral by the Archbishop of Canterbury, who is
Chancellor of Canterbury Christ Church. Previously, Professor Baker
had been Vice-Chancellor of the University of Chichester, also a
Cathedrals Group institution.
The resignation followed a short period of suspension, it has
been suggested. In response to the suggestion, a spokeswoman for
Canterbury Christ Church said that the university would be making
no further comment beyond the statement already issued.