The former Vice-Chancellor of Cardiff Metropolitan, University, Professor Antony J. Chapman, has been awarded an OBE in the 2018 New Year's Honours List for services to higher education.
Professor Chapman retired from the University in the summer of 2016 after 18 years as Vice-Chancellor. He was Wales's longest serving Vice-Chancellor.
Originally from Milford Haven, Professor Chapman held a number of academic and leadership roles at the Universities of Cardiff, Leeds and Wales throughout his career and, amongst other achievements, is a former President of the British Psychological Society. A Mathematics and Psychology graduate, his academic work has been published widely and he is acknowledged to have made exceptional and substantial contributions to the Social Sciences.
Barbara Wilding, Chair of the Board of Governors, said: "We send Professor Chapman our sincere congratulations and best wishes on this well-deserved honour. A great number of important initiatives and advances were led by Professor Chapman during his long and successful tenure as Vice Chancellor at Cardiff Met. We continue to build on the strong legacy he left, focusing on our development as a vibrant and diverse university with global reach and aspirations."