Councillor scores a ‘first’ in University accolade

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TELFORD’S Malinslee & Langley ward Councillor Kuldip Singh Sahota has been made a Governor at the University of Wolverhampton.

The 55-year-old joins Wolverhampton karate expert Josh Johnson and Dudley College Principal Jeanne Harding as one of three new Governors at the University.

Cllr Sahota, who is married with two grown-up sons, has lived in Telford for over 40 years, working at engineering firm GKN Sankey for 15 years before going into business running a car park franchise.

He said: “I am pleased to be appointed and am looking forward to helping with the running of the University and its accountability to the public.

“I have a wide range of experience in business and local government and I feel I have a lot to contribute as a Governor.”

Before being elected a Borough Councillor in 2001 and a Parish Councillor for Great Dawley Parish Council, he served on Ketley Parish Council for three years.

At Telford and Wrekin Council he is Chair of the Community and Resources Scrutiny Commission, and sits on the Plans Board and on the Fostering Panel.

On The Great Dawley Parish Council he is Chair of the Entertainment Committee, and a Member of the Policy and Finance Committee.

In the wider community, he is Chair of Governors of Malinslee Primary School, and a member of the Telford Cultural and Leisure Centre committee.

Chair of Governors John Sharples said: “We are delighted Kuldip, Josh and Jeanne have joined the Board of Governors.

“Being a Governor is a chance to give something back to the community and influence the regeneration of the region.

“Their skills will be very important in helping to plan the University’s future.”

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