Professor Sir Colin Campbell,
Tributes have been paid following the death of Professor Sir Colin Campbell, former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Nottingham, who has died at the age of 77.
In 1988 he made history as the country’s youngest Vice-Chancellor when, then aged 43, he took up the role at Nottingham. He was then the university’s fifth Vice-Chancellor and served until 2008.
Sir Colin played a key role in the commissioning of the Jubilee Campus expansion scheme and was instrumental in raising Nottingham’s profile internationally – overseeing the opening of campuses in China and Malaysia, and attracting more overseas students than any other university in the country.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Shearer West said: “From the award-winning Jubilee Campus to the pioneering University of Nottingham Ningbo, the first Sino-foreign University in China, he had a vision to grow the university not just through infrastructure, but through student numbers, reputation and by forging new links.
“He was a formidable man and will always be remembered. We offer our deepest condolences to his family at this sad time.”
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