Professor Gerry Bernbaum

Posted by rmt22 at Sep 18, 2017 08:25 PM |
The University announces with great sadness the death on Saturday 16 September of Professor Gerald (Gerry) Bernbaum, after a period of illness.

Gerry worked for the University of Leicester for many years, firstly within our School of Education before becoming Director of the School. With a background as a schoolteacher, Gerry’s research posed intriguing questions about the role of Headmasters. He was also a member of the Education committee of the ESRC.

Building upon his work leading the school, Gerry was appointed to the senior leadership team, first as Pro-Vice-Chancellor and then to the new post of Executive Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Registrar. His achievements on campus were many, but particularly to undertake a refurbishment programme for the University and Halls of Residence. He was also responsible for trebling the number of overseas students on campus and paving the way for the global institution we see today.

In 1993 he moved to South Bank University in London (now London South Bank University) to become its Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive but never lost touch with the University of Leicester, receiving the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws in 2000.

Gerry’s funeral is being held at 11am on Tuesday 19 September at Edgwarebury Cemetery, Edgwarebury Lane, Edgware, HA8 8QP.

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