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University strengthens its links with SE Fife

The University has further strengthened its links with Scottish Enterprise (SE) Fife with the appointment of Principal and Vice-Chancellor Dr Brian Lang to their board.

Dr Lang has a wealth of experience gained from working in senior positions with a range of organisations.

Over the last 23 years, his posts have included Chief Executive and Deputy Chairman of the British Library; Director of Public Affairs for the National Trust, and Secretary of the National Heritage Memorial Fund.

He was educated at Edinburgh University and has both an MA and PhD in Social Anthropology.

Dr Lang said: “The links between the University and Scottish Enterprise Fife are already very strong but my appointment to the board underlines our determination to make an even more significant contribution to the Fife economy.”

Fred Bowden, Chairman of SE Fife, said, “We are delighted that Dr Lang has agreed to join the board. His experience speaks for itself and I am confident the board, SE Fife, St Andrews and Fife as a whole will benefit from his experience.

“His experience will be particularly important as we continue to work on the industry- led St Andrews World Class project which aims to capitalise on the reputation of the town to bring greater prosperity to the area.”

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Issued by Beattie Media On behalf of the University of St Andrews Contact Gayle Cook on 01334 467227, mobile 07900 050 103, or email gec3@st-andrews.ac.uk Ref: Principal appt to SEF Aug2003 View the latest University news at http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk

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