Wrexham Glyndŵr University is a Higher Education Corporation which was established under the 1988 Higher Education Reform Act in 1993 as the North East Wales Institute of Higher Education. It was granted its University title by the Privy Council on 3rd July 2008. The University is also a charity registered with the Charity Commission (Charity number 1142048).
The Board of Governors is the principal, legal, financial and business authority of the University, as well as the employing authority for all of its staff. The Board is specifically required to determine the educational character and mission of the University, and to set its general strategic direction.
The Vice-Chancellor is the Chief Executive of the University, and is responsible for making proposals to the Board about the educational character and mission of the University. They are also responsible for implementing the decisions of the Board, as well as the organisation, direction and management of the University and the leadership of its staff. They undertake this position with the support of the Vice Chancellor’s Executive Team.
Subject to the overall responsibility of the Board and the responsibilities of the Vice Chancellor, the Academic Board is responsible for general issues relating to the research, scholarship, teaching and courses of the University. They are also responsible for the development of the academic activities and advising the Vice Chancellor and the Board of Governors on these matters.
Board of Governors
- Maxine Penlington OBE (Chair)
- Askar Sheibani
- Celia Jenkins
- David Subacchi
- Judy Owen
- Paul Barlow
- Paul McGrady
- Professor Sandra Jowett
- Jim Barclay
- Claire Homard
- Diane McCarthy
- Maureen Wain
- Richard Thomas
- Professor Martin Chambers
External Members Co-Opted to Board Committees
Charity number: 1142048
Wrexham Glyndŵr University is a Higher Education Corporation which was established under the 1988 Education Reform Act in 1993 as the North East Wales Institute. It was granted its University title by The Lords of Her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council on 3rd July 2008.
The University is governed by Instrument and Articles of Government and, as stipulated in its Statement of Primary Responsibilities, the Board of Governors (OLD) is the principal, legal, financial and business authority of the University, as well as the employing authority for all its staff. The University’s consolidated financial statements are made publically available.
The University's main campus is in Wrexham, North East Wales, with campuses at Northop, St Asaph and London. The University works with a wide range of partners.
The University's administrative address is Plas Coch, Mold Road, Wrexham. LL11 2AW.
As with all Higher Education Institutions, the University has always been a charity and its Governors are trustees. Therefore, it has always had to comply with charity law.
The University completed the registration process and was successfully registered with the Charity Commission in May 2011.