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News Meet our new Deputy Lieutenants of Staffordshire

Vice-Chancellor Professor Liz Barnes CBE and Associate Professor Jane Sawyers QPM have both been named Deputy Lieutenants of Staffordshire.

Jane Sawyers and Prof Liz Barnes have both been named Deputy Lieutenants of Staffordshire
Image: Jane Sawyers and Prof Liz Barnes have both been named Deputy Lieutenants of Staffordshire

I am immensely proud of the contribution that Staffordshire University makes as a civic and anchor University, and I am delighted that I am being invited to make a personal contribution to our county and community.

Professor Liz Barnes CBE, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive

We are delighted to announce that Professor Liz Barnes CBE, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of Staffordshire University, and Jane Sawyers QPM, Associate Professor in our School of Law, Policing and Forensics and former Chief Constable of Staffordshire Police, have both been named Deputy Lieutenants of Staffordshire. The appointments were made by Ian Dudson CBE KStJ, Lord-Lieutenant of Staffordshire.

Also appointed as Deputy Lieutenants of Staffordshire were Ashley Brough, former High Sheriff of Staffordshire; Miles Brough, CEO of JBM International; John Leavesley, former High Sheriff of Staffordshire; and Jeremy Lefroy, former Member of Parliament for Stafford. Ashley and Miles Brough are also Staffordshire University alumni.

Commenting on her appointment as Deputy Lieutenant of Staffordshire, Professor Liz Barnes said: “Having been born and grown up in Staffordshire, I can think of no greater honour than to be asked to support the work of our Lord-Lieutenant Ian Dudson. I am immensely proud of the contribution that Staffordshire University makes as a civic and anchor University, and I am delighted that I am being invited to make a personal contribution to our county and community.”

Jane Sawyers, who was recently appointed to the position of Associate Professor at Staffordshire University, said: “It is hard to put into words how delighted I am to be appointed a Deputy Lieutenant in the wonderful county of Staffordshire. I have lived in the county my whole life, served as a police officer here for over 33 years and now help educate future generations of young people at Staffordshire University. It is therefore an enormous honour to be able to help the Lord Lieutenant perform his duties and continue to serve the people of Staffordshire.”

The news was published in the UK’s official public record, The Gazette, on Friday 7 August 2020.

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