Congratulations to Helena Torres, Central Administration Manager, Brussels, on her appointment as an AUA Trustee.
The AUA – the Association of University Administrators – is the professional association for higher education administrators and managers. The AUA promotes excellence and professionalism and is run at local, regional and national level.
Helena is a long-standing member of the University’s local AUA network, which is part of the Southern Region and currently has around 60 members of staff employed in different areas across the University. The Board of Trustees, as the AUA’s governing body, leads and executes the overall vision and direction adopted by the Association at its Annual General Meetings.
Helena has overseen administration at our Brussels centre for the past 22 months. Before that, she was School Administration Manager for the School of English.
Commenting on her new AUA role, Helena said: ‘Having benefited from being a member and fellow of the AUA throughout my career in Higher Education administration, I am delighted to have the opportunity to take on this significant voluntary role.’
Melissa Mulhall, the AUA lead for Kent, highlighted that this is the second time that Kent has had a member of staff serve as an AUA Trustee, which shows the commitment of our staff to engage with the AUA nationally. Melissa said that she is absolutely delighted with this fantastic news and congratulates Helena on her appointment and wishes her every success with her new voluntary role.