"The trees haven't changed but all the people are dead," said Sheila Graber, on her return to Sunderland University late in 2004.
As senior research and teaching fellow in animation, she is lecturing in classrooms she last sat in as a student in 1959.
Ms Graber, an internationally acclaimed animator, is teaching classic animation techniques and helping students understand the demands of a career in the creative industries. As part of her research work, Ms Graber will write a book on creativity, including animation. "Everyone's an artist in their own way and your job as a teacher is to bring that out," she said.
Vicky Houston, dean of Sunderland Business School, formerly assistant dean of Aberdeen Business School.
Judith Green, director of corporate and recruitment services, formerly marketing director.
Gary Holmes, dean of the School of Education and Lifelong Learning, formerly a head of school at Leeds Metropolitan University.
Julia Macfarlane, manager of Sunderland University Science Park, recruited from Teesside University.
Andrew McDonald, director of Information Services.
Neil Maynard, director of the Centre for International Education.
David Penn, director of Planning and Market Research Services.