New Wrexham Glyndŵr University Fellows React After Admission to Fellowship

Professor Peter Excell, Professor Emeritus of Communications in the Faculty of Arts, Science & Technology, Wrexham Glyndŵr University and Maxine Penlington OBE join 41 other new Fellows of the Learned Society of Wales.

Both Fellows have spoken about how honoured they are to join the Society’s Fellowship.

Wrexham Glyndŵr University Chair of Governors, Maxine Penlington OBE FLSW, said: “I am deeply honoured and enormously grateful to have been elected as a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales.

“Although the award is made on the basis of my contribution to leadership in the field of higher education across my professional career, it means so much to me personally that my professional life has culminated in the opportunity to lead the Board of Governors at Wrexham Glyndŵr University and to support the University’s role in the provision of transformational educational opportunities to the people of my home region of North East Wales.

“To have had my contribution recognised in my native land, alongside that of my distinguished academic colleague, Professor Excell, means more than I can express in words.”

Professor Excell FLSW – whose Fellowship follows the recent award of a Higher Doctorate from Chester University in March – added: “Election as a Fellow is an immense honour, but, as with my recent award of a higher doctorate, I have to thank the wonderful teams that I have worked with over the years.

“My belief is that this honour will enhance the reputation of Wrexham Glyndŵr University and of the teams I have worked with there.

“I also hope this award will encourage some other senior members of the university to apply for Fellowship.”