LSBU’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor wins Leadership Award at the Green GownsProfessor Pat Bailey has won the Leadership Award at the Green Gown Awards for his sterling service and commitment to sustainability and environmental change
The Green Gown Awards, now in their 10th year, bring together the leaders, drivers and thinkers of exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities and colleges across the UK. The prestigious awards have become established as the benchmark of best practice within the tertiary education sector.
Professor Bailey was appointed Deputy Vice-Chancellor at London South Bank University (LSBU) in September 2014 and was previously Dean of Natural Sciences and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Environment & Sustainability) at Keele University where he embedded sustainability as a core theme for the University in the heart of its strategic plan. Professor Bailey has built up a career over more than 30 years in the Higher Education sector, and is a Fellow of a number of learned societies: the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and the Royal Society for the Arts. He is a National Teaching Fellow, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).
Professor Bailey said of winning the award: "Sustainability is not just about reducing the size of a single university's carbon footprint, but about driving sector-wide environmental change. I am delighted to win this award, and to have joined London South Bank University, which has a range of environmental initiatives already in place, and is committed to engaging students, staff and the local community in sustainability."
"The Green Gown Awards not only recognise the achievements of institutions in sustainability, but also highlights the importance of delivering change through the commitment and example of senior colleagues."