Tuesday 31 July 2012
Clackmannanshire Council Leader Gary Womersley and Convenor of the Council’s Education Committee Councillor Ellen Forson welcomed Andrew Lawson in his new role heading up Forth Valley College’s Alloa Campus.
Andrew, who is also the Associate Principal for Student Services and HR, took over the reins from former campus lead Gail Harris earlier this month.
He will now have operational responsibility for the campus and play a key role in driving forward education and training opportunities which will benefit the Clackmannanshire area.
“I’m really looking forward to my new role and enjoyed the opportunity to share some of my ideas with Councillor Womersley and Councillor Forson today. Our vision has always been to create a community college for the 21st century and the new campus has already made its mark following its successful launch last year. The building looks amazing and staff and learners have really embraced their new environment. There’s a buzz about the campus and the opportunities it offers and it’s an exciting place to be. I’m proud to have the opportunity to be a part of this.
“We have a fantastic location at the heart of the town centre making the college much more accessible. The fact that we’re right here on their doorstep has meant increased numbers of local people choosing to access the campus whether they’re looking to study or perhaps just interested in using some of the fantastic services we offer to the public including our hair and beauty salons. Going forward, I hope to build on the excellent relationship we have already established with the people of Clackmannanshire. This is their college and I want to ensure they gain maximum benefit from it. In order to do this, my focus will be on exploring new opportunities and getting involved with Clackmannanshire Community Planning Partnership, community groups, local initiatives and employers to ensure we’re delivering what Clackmannanshire needs.”
Council Leader, Councillor Gary Womersley, said: "It was a great pleasure for Councillor Forson and myself to come along to the college and meet up with Andrew, and we wish him well in his new role, which is an extremely important role in the community, the college being such an integral part of Clackmannanshire and of further education.
"We will strive to work strongly in partnership and forge strong links with the College and, of course, offer them any assistance and help that we can."