Middlesex Deputy Vice Chancellor Dr Terry Butland has been recognised in the New Year’s Honours list, receiving an OBE for services to higher education.
Coming originally from the nuclear energy sector, Terry began his higher education career with Middlesex in 1997 taking on projects including a brief to expand the University’s international presence.
Since then he has overseen the launch of new Middlesex campuses in Dubai and Mauritius and significantly increased the University’s network of international offices. Middlesex now awards degrees to more students based at overseas centres than any other UK university and also attracts large numbers of international students to its campuses in London.
The success of Middlesex’s efforts to provide education all over the world has seen the University win two prestigious Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, recognising the important impact international projects have made both abroad and to the UK economy. The most recent of these was awarded in April 2011.
Terry said: “I’m tremendously pleased to be recognised in this way, after what has been a very rewarding career working alongside talented and forward thinking colleagues at Middlesex.
“Working in an internationally focused role inevitably means international travel, often at short notice, and I would not have succeeded without constant backing and support from my wife.”
Middlesex Vice Chancellor Prof Michael Driscoll offered his congratulations, saying: “At Middlesex we are proud to be an industry leader in delivering international projects and Terry has forged partnerships across the globe. One of his most important achievements is ensuring that thousands of students can access a high quality British education, wherever they are based.”
Alongside his passion for higher education Terry also works hard to develop further education, holding a role as Vice Chair of Governors at Stanmore College in London.