Queen’s Birthday Honour for former Academic Registrar Kathy Williams
Kathy Williams, who was Academic Registrar here at Leicester from 1993 until her retirement in September 2010, has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Birthday Honours.
Born in Leicester, Kathy worked as an academic administrator at the Unversity for 36 years, was responsible at one time or another for most areas of student administration and still oversees our graduation ceremonies. Last year we awarded in recognition of her long-standing contribution to the University. Kathy an honorary degree
“I am so proud and delighted to have been nominated for this honour,” said Kathy. “It is a wonderful culmination to an immensely satisfying and rewarding career of service to the University of Leicester.”
On hearing the news, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Robert Burgess, said: “This is absolutely splendid news. I know this honour will delight numerous colleagues past and present who have benefitted from Kathy's help, support and advice. We all join in saying 'many congratulations'. This is richly deserved.”
Others with links to the University who were honoured include Jamaican dub poet Jean Binta Breeze, Honorary Creative Writing Fellow in the School of English, who received an OBE; and honorary graduate Harry Christophers, who received a Leicester degree from Newman University College for his work as a conductor, who received a CBE.