Michael Thorne, pro vice chancellor at the University of Sunderland, has been appointed vice chancellor of the university with effect from January 1998.
John Humphreys, professor and head of the school of post compulsory education and training, has been appointed pro vice chancellor.
Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music Eugene O'Donnell, information technology and head of department; Penny Milson, head of UK and Ireland Administration; Suzannah Power, head of marketing and the promotion of the board's examination and professional development services.
Tony Monnington, former assistant director of indoor facilities, has been appointed to the post of director of physical education and sport; Dawn Duddridge, former assistant registrar in personnel, assistant registrar (quality assessment) academic office;Esther Meininger, former secretary to the European programmes office, international officer; Jennifer Nutkins, former assistant registrar (examinations office) senior assistant registrar in the academic office.
European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories
Robin Vaughan of the remote sensing group, University of Durham, has been elected chairman of the association.