Exceptional examples (1 of 2)

February 10, 2011

I enjoyed the article by Amanda Goodall on the leadership of our universities (Turning on the leading lights", January), and I very much enjoyed her book on this subject.

I acknowledge many of the arguments. But as a female academic appointed to the position of vice-chancellor from within my own university as part of a recruitment process led by an independent search agency, I feel the need to note that there are some exceptions to the concerns she raised.

Dame Nancy J. Rothwell, President and vice-chancellor, University of Manchester.

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