A NEW principal and chief executive has been appointed by Moray College UHI.
Frank Hughes will take up his role at the start of the new academic session.
Mr Hughes previously worked at the college for 13 years as a hospitality management lecturer, and before leaving in 1999 was programme manager for the hospitality and tourism department.
Since then he has worked at Stafford College and most recently at North East Scotland College, Aberdeen, where he is vice-principal for student services.
Jana Hutt, chair of the Moray College UHI Board of Management, said: “The Board would like to take this opportunity to welcome Frank back to Moray College UHI, and we wish him every success in his new role.”
Moray College UHI has been developing and expanding its range of courses since the inception of the University of the Highlands and Islands in 2011.
The status of university provides greater opportunities for the college to develop its research activities and contacts with local industry.
The new Moray Life Science Centre, known as the Alexander Graham Bell centre, is also a recent addition to Moray College UHI.
This £6.5 million project funded by Highlands and Islands Enterprise, NHS Grampian, European Regional Development Fund and Moray College UHI will provide facilities for, and expertise in, life science research and education, bringing together academia, research and business under one roof.