New Wolverhampton College principal announced

By Jack Averty | Wolverhampton | News | Published:

Wolverhampton College has appointed an interim principal after the departure of Claire Boliver.

Malcolm Cowgill

Ms Boliver has left the college after five years to become principal and chief executive at South Staffordshire College.

Her replacement in Wolverhampton will be Malcolm Cowgill - a teacher with 25 years experience in the further education sector.

Mr Cowgill, who is currently providing transition support at East Coast College, will take up the position on March 5.

The 54-year-old has previously been interim principal at Lowestoft College, principal and chief executive at South Nottingham College and Central College Nottingham, and deputy principal at Grantham College.

Speaking about his appointment, Mr Cowgill said: “I am extremely pleased to be joining the college at such an important time.

"I am looking forward to building on the solid foundations in place and working to ensure we provide an outstanding student experience that best serves the needs of our local community.”

Barry Picken, chair of governors of the college, added: “I am very much looking forward to welcoming Malcolm to the organisation.

"His many years of experience in the further education sector will continue to maintain our position as one of the top colleges in the country as we strive to be graded as outstanding by Ofsted in the future.”

Jack Averty

By Jack Averty
Senior Reporter - @javerty_star

Reporter with the Express & Star, based at head office in Wolverhampton


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