University of Lincoln Vice Chancellor Mary Stuart has won her second accolade of the year after being awarded an Honorary Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE).
As previously reported, Professor Stuart was named as The Guardian‘s Inspiring Leader 2018 at a ceremony in London in April.
The nomination for her CBE, which recognises her services to higher education, was approved by the Queen earlier this year.
The award was confirmed this week and she will receive her CBE at a ceremony later this year.
Professor Stuart has helped to grow the University of Lincoln’s reputation and earlier in May the institution celebrated the launch of its new medical school, as well as reaching 43rd in the Complete University Guide league table.
Mary Stuart said: “I feel very humbled to receive this honour. My start in higher education in the UK was not the most typical and there were many challenges but education has always inspired me.
“I have tried to champion the transformative nature of how education can change minds, change lives and change the world.
“Higher education in the UK has a long and noble tradition of making a difference to our society and supporting positive change in society. I am delighted to serve my university and will continue to do all I can to support students, research and the sector.”