Administration, Leadership & Governance
Dr. Annie Lennox OBE
Former Chancellor at Glasgow Caledonian
Royal Academician, singer-songwriter, highly-respected social activist and philanthropist, Dr Annie Lennox OBE was formally installed as Chancellor of Glasgow Caledonian University on the 2nd of July 2018. Dr Lennox was inspired to launch the SING Campaign to raise funds to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS after taking part in the inaugural concert of Nelson Mandela’s 46664 HIV Foundation in 2003, and visiting Uganda with Comic Relief and Malawi with Oxfam. An Ambassador for UNAIDS, Oxfam, Amnesty International and the British Red Cross, Dr Lennox received the Nobel Woman of Peace Award at the 10th Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in 2011 for her work on HIV/AIDS prevention and control, especially for women and children. In 2011 she received an OBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours for her humanitarian work.
Chancellor Emeritus at Glasgow Caledonian
International anti-poverty campaigner and Nobel Peace Prize winner Professor Muhammad Yunus was installed as Chancellor of Glasgow Caledonian University in October 2012. As Chancellor, he provides leadership, advice and support to the University and has pledged his inspirational stewardship in support of GCU’s undertaking to harness its intellectual, social and emotional capital and collaborate with others to find solutions to some of society’s most pressing challenges.
Professor Mike Mannion
Professor Mike Mannion is the Interim Vice-Principal for Global Engagement and President of GCNYC, and former Dean of the School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment. He is also a Professor in the Department of Computing.
He gained his first degree in Computer Science from Brunel University and went on to graduate with an MBA from the Open University and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Bristol. After several years working as a software developer, Mike took up the roles of Lecturer and Senior Lecturer at Edinburgh Napier University from 1992 to 2000.
He joined Glasgow Caledonian University in 2000 as Head of the Department of Computing and subsequently became Dean of the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences in 2002 and then Dean of School of Engineering and Computing 2007-2008.
From 2008-2016 he was a University Vice-Principal, covering three different portfolios: International (2008-2010), Learning and Teaching (2010-2012) and Research (2012-2016). In 2016 he stepped down from this role to focus on his principal research and teaching interests in Computing. He has successfully supervised more than 10 PhD students across a range of topics in software engineering, network management and artificial intelligence.
Jacqueline LeBlanc, Ph.D.
Vice President and Provost, Glasgow Caledonian New York College
John F. Albanese
Dean of Enrollment
John F. Albanese is an experienced leader in admissions, enrollment, and student affairs. He is student-centered and data-driven, with expertise in recruitment and enrollment strategy and curating the student experience. John closely follows the data and trends in the prospective student marketplace and has led enrollment growth at several universities. He is inspired by the transformative experience students achieve with the right direction and support and has focused on integrating key functional areas to optimize student success. John’s most recent roles prior to joining GCNYC include leading recruitment, enrollment, and student services for MBA and MS programs at Baruch College-City University of New York and the University of San Francisco.
Director of Operations, Title IX Coordinator
Gastón de los Reyes, J.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Faculty Chair
Director of Recruitment and Admissions
Dominique Studer works as the Director of Recruitment & Admissions at Glasgow Caledonian New York College (GCNYC). She is responsible for outreach, recruitment, and admissions processes, ranging from the development and establishment of practices to the direct recruitment of students to our master’s programs. Dominique also serves as the PDSO (Principal Designated School Official) and point of contact for all international students.
Michael Cohen, Ph.D.
Director of Counseling, Disability Services Coordinator
Michael Cohen, PhD is Director of Student Counseling & Disability Services at Glasgow Caledonian New York College (GCNYC); and President of the Michael Cohen Group, LLC (MCG), an internationally renowned applied research and consulting firm. Dr. Cohen is a psychologist, clinician, researcher and educator with forty years’ experience in the areas of mental health and post-secondary, adult & life-span learning & education. Dr. Cohen is widely published, a member of the American Psychological & Counseling Associations (APA & ACA), and received his PhD in Developmental Psychology from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
Director of Career Services & Strategic Partnerships
Michelle Gabriel serves as the Director of Career Services & Strategic Partnerships as well as a faculty member, teaching Sustainable Fashion Strategy at GCNYC. In her roles at Glasgow Caledonian New York College, she brings her years of industry experience in social business strategy, design, branding, product development, supply chain, and operations for impact and sustainability-focused fashion brands such as Mara Hoffman, Old Navy, and Li & Fung. Michelle holds an MS in International Fashion Marketing from Glasgow Caledonian New York College and her BS in Design from the University of Cincinnati.
Stephen has over 25 years of experience in Higher Education administration, in a broad career that has included local faculty academic administration, to planning and implementing large scale organizational change. As well as Registrar at GCNYC, Stephen is Academic Registrar at Glasgow Caledonian University with a wide ranging portfolio from academic technical support to responsibility for academic regulations, administration and Graduations. Stephen has a particular interesting the advancement of sector engagements and sharing of good practice and has chaired various UK and Scottish academic administration related fora.