Michele Shoebridge is the University of Exeter’s Deputy Chief Operating Officer and Director of Academic Services, responsible for academic quality and enhancement, UK student recruitment, admissions, outreach and widening participation, registry services, employability, library, C&IT and a range of student support services.
Michele joined Exeter in October 2006 following a long career at the University of Birmingham, where her last post was Director of Information Services. Michele is a member of the Vice-Chancellor’s Executive Group (VCEG) and works closely with Exeter’s Deputy Vice Chancellor for Education. Michele is a major partner in the delivery of Exeter’s Education Strategy.
During Michele’s varied career in higher education she has been involved in a number of networks and membership organizations including RLUK, RUGIT, Educause, Gartner and Universitas 21. She has served on several JISC committees and a number of Boards. She is currently a Board member of FX Plus – a joint venture company that delivers a range of services to the university’s Cornwall campus and of the Exeter Mathematics School (one of two schools in the UK designed to meet the needs of gifted mathematics students throughout the south west).
Academic Services is one of the major Professional Services at Exeter reporting to the Chief Operating Officer. Created in 2007 it has a £28m budget and 480 staff spread across the university’s campuses in Exeter and Cornwall.