Key appointment at Derby College

Key appointment at Derby College

Derby College has appointed Paul Deane as Deputy Principal – Registrar, with responsibility for the cross-College functions that impact on the learner journey.

Paul, who joins Derby College from Lincoln College where he was Vice Principal – Planning and Funding,  will oversee Funding, Registry and Information Services, Student Services and Inclusion, Marketing, and IT functions at the College.

After graduating from the University of Manchester with an Economics degree Paul worked in buying and merchandising in retail in London. He then gained a Masters in Software Development at Huddersfield University and  worked in the chemical industry and for Huddersfield University designing and implementing software and hardware across Europe before moving into local government and then further education.

He was in charge of Information Services and IT at Joseph Priestley College, now part of City College, in Leeds. Whilst in Leeds he gained an MBA from Leeds University and moved to Lincoln College in 2004.

Paul said: “Derby College is a large and diverse organisation which has invested heavily to provide unrivalled facilities for students to learn and thrive. Like all colleges, we face significant challenges in terms of funding and the need to become more streamlined and efficient whilst delivering ever better services to learners and employers.”