Professor Jane Longmore
Professor Jane Longmore took up the post as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Chichester in May 2017. She has led the completion of the £35 million Creative and Digital Technology Park at the Bognor Regis campus, and opened a new School of Nursing and Allied Health on the Chichester campus. These are key initiatives in accelerating the provision of higher skills in West Sussex. Her strong commitment to widening educational opportunity was evident in her leadership of the University Vocational Awards Council, a national consortium of over 90 higher education institutions working on the development and delivery of degree apprenticeships and technical education. She is chair of the Student Loan Company’s National Stakeholder Forum, working on the introduction of the Lifelong Loan Entitlement for all tertiary level study from 2025. She is also a member of the Sussex Health and Care Assembly.
She is a Professor of Urban History and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. Her contribution to the promotion and knowledge of history led to the award of an Honorary Fellowship of the Historical Association in 2013.