A passionate educator and co-operator, Dr Cilla Ross was appointed as Principal and CEO in December 2019, having been our Vice Principal since 2015.

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Cilla brings with her a wealth of experience having worked extensively across the UK higher education sector at the Universities of Sheffield, Leeds and the Working Lives Research Institute for the last 30 years.

She is an adult educator and work sociologist and has been responsible for designing and managing teaching, research and learning initiatives throughout the European community and for quality assurance, curriculum design and blended learning innovations.

Cilla has taught, written and researched extensively on life wide education and the changing nature of work, as well as all aspects of ‘non-traditional’ adult and labour education. Her work at the College includes co-designing a future Co-operative University, the re-imagining Rochdale initiative and exploring union co-operatives.

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