29th August 2006




The Principal and Chief Executive of Hull College will be the guest of honour at one of the University of Lincoln’s graduation ceremonies in Hull next week.


Elaine McMahon will attend a ceremony at the Kingston Communications Stadium on Wednesday 6th September to receive an honorary Doctorate of Letters from the university.


Before coming to Hull Ms McMahon was formerly Principal and Chief Executive of Salford College. She has worked in both the public and private sectors and has extensive experience of further and higher education, including three years at Salem Community College in the United States.


She has a strong commitment to working closely with community and employment groups to promote lifelong learning and widening participation, particularly within communities facing development and renewal.


Ms McMahon is currently completing a doctoral course in educational research at Lancaster University and has an MBA and a Diploma in Professional Management Studies.


Outside of further education she has worked as a director with a Chamber of Commerce and also as a Chartered Institute of Personnel Development committee member.


She is currently involved with advisory groups for the Quality Improvement Agency (QIA) and the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) and is a member of Sir George Sweeney’s Association of Colleges (AoC) Task Group on Self-Regulation for the FE sector.


She is secretary of the 157 Group of college principals and a board member of the Humber Learning and Skills Council.


Ms McMahon will receive her honorary Doctorate of Letters from the University of Lincoln during the undergraduate awards ceremony at the Kingston Communications Stadium beginning at 11am on Wednesday 6th September.


For more information contact:

Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

01522 886042             07843 658943             jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

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