Plaque unveiled to the late Professor James Lusty
The University of Wales, Newport this afternoon paid tribute to the late Professor James Lusty, Former Vice Chancellor of the University after a plaque in his memory was unveiled at the new City Campus by his wife Jackie.
The multi million pound investment, the home of Arts and Business at the University, will be formally opened on the 16th March during a day of celebrations to mark the return of the university to the city centre. In his time as Vice Chancellor, he also oversaw the University’s transition from College, to full University status.
Professor Lusty was Vice Chancellor from 2002 and is credited with the vision that resulted in the new campus being planned and built. He retired in 2006 and sadly passed away in 2008.
Speaking after the ceremony, current Vice Chancellor, Dr Peter Noyes said:
“Without James, it is likely that this campus would not exist today and it is a fitting tribute to a man of great vision who cared deeply about the University, Newport and our communities. It is a real shame that he will not be with us to see the campus formally opened this month, but this plaque will remind staff, students and local people, both now and in the future, of the man who made this possible.”