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Kenyan scholar picked as chancellor of UK specialist arts university

Prof Magdalene Odundo. FILE PHOTO | NMG
Prof Magdalene Odundo. FILE PHOTO | NMG 

A Kenyan scholar has been appointed the chancellor of United Kingdom’s first specialist arts university.

Magdalene Odundo will take over the reins in June next year at the University of Creative Arts (UCA) replacing Dame Zandra Rhodes who becomes Chancellor Emerita.

“Prof Odundo is one of the world’s greatest contemporary potters and a continual source of inspiration to students at the UCA.

We are delighted that she is stepping into this role and are confident that she will be an excellent ambassador both for UCA and the subjects we teach,” said UCA vice-chancellor Bashir Makhoul in a statement.

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