New Depute Principal for Scotland's Super College

Scotland’s largest college has welcomed its new Depute Principal and Chief Operating Officer.

Dr Sheila Lodge joins Team City from the University of Edinburgh’s College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine, where she was Head of Academic Administration.

In her role at City of Glasgow College, her portfolio will include strategic and operational planning, executive-level leadership and oversight of the college’s academic and professional services whilst promoting a culture of inclusion and innovation.

Dr Lodge said on starting her new position:

“I am delighted to be joining such an innovative and inspiring educational institution as City of Glasgow College. I am particularly excited by the college’s values and mission to change lives through inspiration, excellence and innovation. It is certainly making an impact locally and internationally.

“I am a firm believer that the academic quality of any institution's provision lies at the core of what we promise and deliver to our students. So, over the coming weeks, I’m really looking forward to getting to know all the teaching and support staff. They are positively contributing to our dynamic tertiary sector and changing lives daily.”

Dr Lodge is an active researcher, specialising in the prose writings of Edwin Muir and the history of Communication. She has published widely in a number of areas, including regional and international education.

At the heart of all she does is her belief that students come first and she is on a constant mission to improve the overall student experience in education. She has chaired numerous validation panels and is currently a member of the International Communication Association. She was a founding member of the ICA’s Communication History Division, and of the Scottish Communication Association.

Paul Little, Principal and Chief Executive City of Glasgow College said:

“We are delighted that Dr Lodge has started working with us at a pivotal time in our strategic development now that we are starting to optimise our super campus. She has an impressive reputation for inclusive leadership and a strong track record of success in partnership working across the UK as well as internationally.

“To have a leader of this calibre and dedication joining us is very exciting and we look forward to seeing what further innovation she will bring to the role.”

Dr Lodge initially started out in publishing as production manager for an academic publishing house in Edinburgh. Her educational career began at Napier College where she started as a part-time lecturer then rose to become Head of School for Communications & Arts. She spent 17 years at Napier before joining UHI in 2004 as Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, and in 2010 moved to London Metropolitan University where she was Associate Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences & Humanities.