Higher Education provider GBS announces the appointment of Dr Melissa Willby as Dean to its Executive Leadership Board, augmenting its governance and administration.

Dr Melissa Willby brings with her 30 years’ experience in both American Study Abroad and UK Higher Education sectors. She is accomplished at developing quality programmes that bring businesses and NGOs into the classroom to enhance learning.

Dr Willby was formerly Academic Director of the Mountbatten Program in London where she oversaw the day-to-day running of academic programmes, managed Student Services and maintained Mountbatten’s accreditation with the BAC. Prior to this, she was Dean at Hult International Business School where she oversaw the successful and rapid expansion of the academic programme and launched the Entrepreneurship major, keeping Hult competitive.

She was previously the Internship Director of Syracuse University’s London campus, where she developed an internship and service-learning initiative and introduced a community outreach programme. Before this, she was a lecturer at Richmond, the American International University in London. Her passion for education also manifested in her role as Director of the educational charity, the Rudolf Steiner Book Trust, for over twenty years.

In her current role as Dean at GBS, Dr Willby is responsible for the School’s academic administration and external relations. She supports and promotes the highest quality educational programmes, research and public service.

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