New vice-chancellor installed at Marjon University in Plymouth
Professor Rob Warner was installed as Vice-Chancellor of Marjon University in Plymouth in a special service at which University patron the Bishop of Exeter presided and preached, and students, staff and dignitaries were present.
Bishop Robert said: “It is my pleasure and privilege to be here as we officially install Professor Rob Warner as Vice Chancellor and seek God’s blessing on him and on the university as it moves into the next chapter of its life.”
He added: “A question for all of us is how can we build supportive and sustainable communities in this global world? No-one underestimates the challenges that face Universities at this time. So as a new chapter unfurls at Marjon and as Rob Warner is installed, I pray that God will give him grace to lead this University with confidence and with joy.”
Mr Warner, in his vow of commitment to serve the University spoke of “serving in accordance with the seven Nolan principles of public life, namely selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.”
Following his presentation by the Chair of Governors and applause from those gathered, representatives of the University presented him with symbols of the University and its life, including a Rubik’s cube and a Bible.
In his address Mr Warner said: “This University will celebrate 180 years of inclusive education in 2018 and as we mark that anniversary we will look at ways of providing new opportunities for students across this region and beyond. We have a sense of moral responsibility to provide education for all, so that everyone can fulfil their potential.”
Read Bishop Robert’s sermon here.