We are delighted to announce that South Lanarkshire College Principal and CEO, Stella McManus, has joined the College Development Network Board.

Stella has worked in the further education sectors across Scotland and England for over 18 years.Stella is passionate about lifelong learning and the transformational change that education can have on the lives of people at any age and from any background. Stella joined South Lanarkshire College as Depute Principal, before being appointed to Principal and Chief Executive in April 2023.

Stella began her further education career in 2005, having previously lived and worked in Italy teaching English language. She is a fully qualified teacher and language specialist with a broad set of classroom practitioner and management skills gained from over 18 years’ experience in a range of educational settings.

Her academic background is in the field of linguistics, having completed a Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics at King’s College, London.

Stella who is thrilled with the appointment said:

"I am delighted to join the College Development Network Board and look forward to help shape continuous professional development, innovation and standards within the further education sector to ensure colleges are able to meet fully the needs of the communities that they serve".

We wish Stella Good luck in her new position.