A NEW principal has been appointed to take the helm of a Worcester college.
Michelle Dowse has been appointed principal and chief executive officer for Heart of Worcestershire (HoW College).
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Heart of Worcestershire College has campuses in Deansway in Worcester, Bromsgrove, Redditch and Malvern.
Michelle will join HoW College prior to the start of the 2023/24 academic year and does so following six years at Cambridge Regional College, where she is currently Deputy Principal.
Michelle takes up the role following current Principal and CEO, Stuart Laverick’s retirement after 13 years’ service to the College and 39 years’ service to the education sector.
Speaking about her recent appointment Michelle said: “I am thrilled to be returning to work in the West Midlands and honored to be joining Heart of Worcestershire College.
“This is an exciting opportunity to work with a great team and to continue the excellent work that the college does to support students, employers and stakeholders in the area. I am looking forward to working with everyone to ensure that our community continues to benefit and thrive as a result of the great education, training and skills development provided by the college to meet the needs of the region.”