Eastleigh College is delighted to announce the appointment of Paul Cox as its next Chief Executive and Principal, following the retirement of Dr Jan Edrich in September 2020.
Paul brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role, having worked in the further education sector for over 15 years. This has spanned a number of roles, including senior management appointments at Worthing and Lambeth Colleges and more recently the Vice Principal of Curriculum and Quality at Eastleigh College.
Since joining Eastleigh College in 2017, Paul has had a relentless focus on the quality of the experience that Eastleigh College’s learners have during their time at the College, which has resulted in the best set of results within the College’s recent history.
Jon Sendell, Eastleigh College Chair of Governors, commented on the appointment by adding; “We are extremely pleased to have appointed Paul into this role. The Governing body have been very impressed with the volume of impactful change that he has made in his short time with us and believe that the direction he is planning to take the College should only see this continue.”
When commenting on his appointment, Paul Cox added; “I am thrilled to have been appointed into this post and look forward to my continued work with the fantastic team that we have here at the College. As a collective we all strive for excellence; be that through the student experience, our national rankings or through our day-to-day workings. That coupled with the fantastic heritage that the College has within the community, makes me confident that the College can only go onto bigger and better things, which I am excited to play a part in.”
Dr Jan Edrich added; “Whilst I am sad to be leaving the College after 8 years, and many more working within the education sector, I am delighted that the College will be in safe hands with Paul as my successor, and look forward to seeing how he will develop this even further within his new post.”
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