World-renowned Kenya-born artist to head a UK university

World-renowned Kenya-born artist to head a UK university

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Magdalene Odundo will take the role of UCA Chancellor in June 2018.

The University for the Creative Arts (UCA) has announced that world-renowned artist and former student Magdalene Odundo will take the role of UCA Chancellor in June 2018.

The Kenyan-born artist has seen her ceramic art work exhibited in museums worldwide.

In 2008, she was awarded an OBE for services to the arts, and also received the African Art Recognition Award.

Magdalene Odundo was a Professor of Ceramics at UCA for many years, as well as achieving a first-class degree in 3DD Design: Ceramics, Printmaking & Photography from UCA’s Farnham campus.

She said: “It is an honour to be invited to continue my relationship with a university I have been closely associated with over many years.”

UCA Vice-Chancellor Professor Bashir Makhoul has said: “Professor Odundo is one of the world’s greatest contemporary potters and a continual source of inspiration to students at 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.”

Odundo will succeed Dame Zandra Rhodes at the first of UCA’s 2018 graduation ceremonies.

Story courtesy of Eagle Radio News

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