LSST Appoints Charles Tennant as Vice-Principal

Kunal Chan Mehta

By Kunal Chan Mehta | Article Date: 28 September 2023

Photo: Charles Tennant’s own

LSST is delighted to unveil the appointment of Charles Tennant as its Vice-Principal, marking a momentous milestone characterised by visionary leadership, the instillation of a spirit of unceasing innovation, and an unwavering dedication to LSST’s thriving community.

Charles brings to our institution a profound reservoir of expertise, acquired over a distinguished career spanning more than a decade in the realm of Higher Education. His recent role as the Head of Business Operations at the Greenwich Business School within the University of Greenwich is a testament to his illustrious journey, highlighted by numerous leadership positions.

Moreover, Charles is not just a seasoned practitioner; he is also a dedicated scholar, as evident from his ongoing doctoral research endeavours at the University of Bath. His arrival signifies a pivotal moment for LSST as he stands ready to elevate the institution to new heights.

Charles’ vision extends far beyond the confines of his office. In his role as Vice-Principal, he is entrusted with the responsibility of ensuring that LSST maintains its position at the forefront of private higher education. His strategic objectives encompass driving student outcomes, sustainability initiatives, fostering broader participation and enhancing civic engagement. His leadership will play a pivotal role in guiding our institution through a period of growth and expanded partnerships while maintaining a steadfast commitment to the academic journeys of our students.

In his own words, Charles affirms his commitment: ‘I am excited to collaborate with our exceptionally talented faculty and staff, leveraging their collective expertise to provide our students with an outstanding educational experience and unwavering support in their pursuit of success. LSST is an institution teeming with promise and aspirations, and I am eager to join its diverse community in shaping a future brimming with even greater potential.’

Reflecting on Charles’ appointment, Mr Ali Jafar Zaidi, LSST’s Deputy CEO, expressed great anticipation for the future: ‘We have found in Charles not only an esteemed academic but also a highly skilled leader, and I am eagerly looking forward to his involvement in our exciting future plans. His impressive credentials and visionary leadership make him a most welcome addition to our community.’

Dr George Panagiotou, LSST’s Principal, adds his voice to the chorus of welcome, emphasising the pivotal role diversity plays: ‘LSST’s vitality emanates from the rich tapestry of backgrounds, experiences, and ideas that characterise our community. It is with great privilege that I extend my heartfelt best wishes to Charles.’

Charles’ appointment serves as a testament to LSST’s unwavering commitment to nurturing academic excellence and fostering an environment of continuous growth. With his profound expertise, visionary leadership, and unwavering dedication, Charles will embody the spirit of LSST’s mission to empower students and drive excellence.

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