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Officers of the University from its inception to the present

Chancellors of the University

Lord Nelson of Stafford MA, HonDSc, FEng, FICE, FIMechE, FIEE, FRAeS - May 1966 to September 1979

Sir Adrian Cadbury DL, MA, HonDSc, HonLLD, CIMgt - September 1979 to August 2004

Sir Michael Bett CBE, MA, CIPD, CIMgt, HonDBA - September 2004 to May 2011

Sir John Sunderland MA, HonDLitt - May 2011 to present day

Pro-Chancellors of the University

1966 - 1970 - Sir Joseph Hunt MBE, HonDSc, HonLLD

1970 - 1981 - N Bond-Williams CBE, BSc, HonDSc

1981 - 1987 - E Swainson CBE, BMet, HonDSc

1987 - 1993 - J M Raisman CBE, MA, HonLLD, HonDUniv, HonDSc

1993 - 2003 - Sir Michael Bett CBE, MA, CIPM, CIMgt, HonDBA

2003 - 2008 - Geoffrey John CBE, BA, HonDLitt

2009 - present - Paul Golby BSc, PhD, HonDSc, FREng, FEI

Vice-Chancellors of the University

April 1966 - July 1969 - Sir Peter Venables PhD, HonDSc, CChem, FRSC

Aug 1969 - September 1979 - J A (now Sir Joseph) Pope PhD, DSc, HonDSc, HonLLD, HonDUniv, WhSch, CEng, FIMechE

July 1980 - August 1996 - Professor F W (now Sir Frederick) Crawford DL, MSc, PhD, DEng, DSc, HonDSc, FEng, FIEE, FIEEE, FInstP, FAPS, FIMA, CIMgt

Sept 1996 - November 2006 - Professor M T Wright PhD, FREng, FIEE, FIMechE, SenMIEEE, CMath, FIMA, CIMgt 

November 2006 - present - Professor Dame Julia King MA, PhD, HonDSc, FREng, CSci, FIMMM, FInstP, FRAeS, FIMarEST, FCGI, FRSA, FEI

Senior Pro-Vice-Chancellors of the University

1966 - 1968 - K L Stretch

1969 - 1971 - Professor T B Worth, Production Engineering

1972 - 1974 - Professor A J Ede, Mechanical Engineering

1974 - 1978 - Professor M Holmes, Civil Engineering

1978 - 1980 - Professor W G S Parker, Chemistry

1981 - 1983 - Professor J E Flood, Electrical Engineering

1983 - 1986 - Professor F E Knowles, Modern Languages

1986 - 1990 - Dr H G Hunt, Business School

1990 - 1994 - Professor T H E Richards, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering

1994 - 1996 - Professor M T Wright, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Business School

1996 – 2003 - Professor B J Tighe, Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry

2003 - 2010 - Professor Graham Hooley, Marketing Group, Business School

2010 - present - Professor Helen Higson OBE, Higher Education Learning and Management, Business School

Pro-Vice-Chancellors of the University

1971 - 1973 - Professor E Braun, Physics

1971 - 1974 - J Griffiths, Building

1973 - 1976 - Professor W R McWhinnie, Chemistry

1974 - 1977 - Dr H O W Eggins, Biological Sciences

1976 - 1980 - Dr P D Jarman, Complementary Studies

1977 - 1982 - B W H White, Construction and Environmental Health

1981 - 1983 - C G Pearce, Physics

1983 - 1986 - Professor K Foster, Mechanical and Production Engineering

1984 - 1986 - Professor J T Barnby

1986 - 1988 - Professor M R W Brown, Pharmaceutical Sciences

1987 - 1990 - L J Brindley, Library and Information Services

1988 - 1992 - Professor J A Blair, Pharmaceutical Sciences

1990 - 1993 - Professor D E Ager, Modern Languages

1992 - 1994 - Professor R V Latham, Electronic Engineering and Applied Physics

1994 - 1996 - Professor B J Tighe, Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry

1996 - 2007 - Professor N B R Reeves, Languages and European Studies

1997 - 2004 - Professor F Hewitt, Aston Business School

1999 - 2000 - Professor M J Cardwell, Engineering and Applied Science

2002 - 2007- Professor J A Saunders, Aston Business School

2005 - 2007– Dr Mark Oakley, Learning and Teaching

2007 - 2010 - Professor Helen Higson, International Relations

2007 - 2008 - Mr John Bailey, Business Partnerships and Knowledge Transfer

2007 - present - Professor Alison Halstead, Learning and Teaching Innovation

2008 - present - Dr Philip Extance, Business Partnerships and Knowledge Transfer

2010 - present - Professor Martin Griffin, Research

2012 - present - Professor Gina Rippon, International Relations

2012 - present - Professor Asif Ahmed, Health

Executive Dean of Aston Business School

1998 - 2007- Professor John Saunders

2007 - 2010 - Professor Michael West

2011 - 2012 - Professor John Edwards

2012 - 2013 - Professor Nigel Driffield

2013 - present - Professor George Feiger

Executive Dean of the School of Engineering & Applied Science

1999 - 2008 - Professor Ashok Kochhar

2008 - present- Professor Robert Berry

Executive Dean of the School of Life & Health Sciences

2001 - 2004 - Mr Derek Barnes

2004 - 2009 - Professor Martin Griffin

2009 - present - Professor Helen Griffiths

Executive Dean of the School of Languages & Social Sciences

1998 - 2003 - Professor A F Stevens

2003 - 2013 - Professor Pamela Moores

2013 - present - Professor Simon Green

Deans of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

(Faculty of Engineering until 31/7/90)
(Faculty ceased to exist on 31/8/98)

1966 - 1968 - Professor A C Walshaw, Mechanical Engineering

1968 - 1969 - Professor T B Worth, Production Engineering

1969 - 1971 - Professor M Holmes, Civil Engineering

1971 - 1974 - Professor J E Flood, Electrical Engineering

1974 - 1977 - Professor G V Jeffreys, Chemical Engineering

1977 - 1980 - Professor R H Thornley, Production Management and Production Technology

1980 - 1981 - Professor I L Dillamore, Metallurgy and Materials

1981 - 1983 - Professor W B Jepson, Construction and Environmental Health

1983 - 1986 - Professor G V Jeffreys, Chemical Engineering

1986 - 1990 - Professor T H E Richards, Mechanical and Production Engineering

1990 - 1993 - N I S Foot, Civil Engineering

1993 - 1997 - Dr R J Kettle, Civil Engineering

1997 - 1998 - Dr J D Miller, Chemical Engineering

Deans of the Faculty of Life and Health Sciences

(Faculty in existence from 1/1/83 to 31/7/84 and from 1/1/1991)
(Faculty ceased to exist on 31/8/98)

1983 - 1984 - Professor M R W Brown, Pharmacy

1991 - 1994 - C U M Smith, Vision Sciences

1994 - 1995 - Dr N Drasdo, Vision Sciences

1995 - 1998 - Professor W J Irwin, Pharmaceutical and Biological Sciences

Deans of the Faculty of Management, Languages and European Studies

(Faculty of Management until 24/11/82; Faculty of Management and Policy Sciences until 31/7/86; Faculty of Management and Modern Languages until 31/7/94)
(Faculty ceased to exist on 31/8/98)

1973 - 1976 - R E Close

1976 - 1979 - Professor E W Davis, Finance and Accounting

1979 - 1982 - R L Amey, Post Experience Studies

1982 - 1983 - H A Nicholls, Postgraduate Studies

1983 - 1986 - Dr H G Hunt, Undergraduate Studies

1986 - 1989 - Professor J Child, Organisation Studies and Applied Psychology

1989 - 1993 - D G Gregory, Public Sector Management

1993 - 1997 - Dr G L Lee, Business School

1997 - 1998 - Professor E W Davis, Business School

Deans of the Faculty of Science

(Faculty ceased to exist on 31/12/90)

1966 - 1967 - Professor W G S Parker, Chemistry

1967 - 1971 - Professor S E Hunt, Physics

1971 - 1974 - Professor W G S Parker, Chemistry

1974 - 1977 - Professor D G Wibberley, Pharmacy

1977 - 1980 - Professor J A Blair, Chemistry

1980 - 1982 - A Barnsley, Combined Honours

1982 - 1983 - Professor M R W Brown, Pharmacy

1983 - 1984 - Dr N W Grimes, Mathematics and Physics

1984 - 1987 - Professor J A Blair, Molecular Sciences

1987 - 1990 - Dr A D Perris, Pharmaceutical Sciences

1990 - C U M Smith, Vision Sciences

Deans of the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities

(Faculty of Humanities from 25/11/82 until merged with Management and Policy Sciences on 1/8/83)

1966 - 1968 - Professor I F Gibson, Industrial Administration

1968 - 1972 - Professor A G Joselin, Education

1972 - 1975 - Professor W T Singleton, Applied Psychology

1975 - 1978 - Professor D E Ager, Modern Languages

1978 - 1981 - Professor R C Whitfield, Educational Enquiry

1981 - 1983 - Professor F E Knowles, Modern Languages

Principals of the Former Colleges

January 1895 to December 1929

W E Sumpner DSc, MIEE, FCGI

January 1930 to March 1946

D (later Sir David) Anderson PhD, LLD, ARCST, HonDSc, HonACT(Birm), FRSE, FIMechE

December 1946 to March 1956

J Wilson JP, BSc, BCom, HonDSc, HonACT(Birm), FIMechE

May 1956 to April 1966

P F R (later Sir Peter) Venables PhD, HonDSc, CChem, FRCS

Employable Graduates; Exploitable Research