Sir Ron Cooke, JISC Chair
Professor Sir Ron Cooke has a long and distinguished history of involvement in the education sector.
A specialist in desert geomorphology, he has a particular interest in human use of the natural environment. For his contributions to geomorphology he was awarded the Founder's Medal of the Royal Geographic Society in 1994. Sir Ron is perhaps best known as a member of the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), chairing its former Learning and Teaching Committee and the
e-University steering group. Since April 2003 he has chaired the Board's Quality Assessment, Learning and Teaching Committee, and was the Vice-Chancellor of the University of York until September 2002. He was knighted for his services to higher education in September 2002.
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