UoN’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Shearer West, awarded a CBE

Forget Lewis Hamilton, our VC is on the list

Alongside the likes of Craig David and Lewis Hamilton, you’ll notice the University of Nottingham’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Shearer West, features on the Queen’s New Years Honours List for 2021. She has been awarded a CBE for her services to education.

West has a BA degree in Art History and English from the College of William and Mary in Virginia, as well as a PhD in Art History, which she completed at St. Andrews. She then began her career as a lecturer in Leicester in 1987. Prior to her appointment as Vice-Chancellor of the University in October 2017, West held a similar position at the University of Sheffield as Provost and Deputy-Vice Chancellor.

Professor West stated in response to her award: “I feel humbled and privileged at being recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours for services to higher education. I have a passionate belief in the value of education and research to transform lives and communities, and have been fortunate to learn from so many capable and committed colleagues over many years who have shared this vision.

“Whether at home or overseas, and particularly at the University of Nottingham, I am always struck by the dedication and expertise of my colleagues working in higher education. I am delighted that this dedication is reflected in so many honours being bestowed this year to people working in education settings.”