James Gardner is a Pro Vice-Chancellor with responsibility for International and a member of the Vice-Chancellor’s Executive Board. He joined De Montfort University in March 2011. James is responsible for the development and implementation of DMU’s international strategy, network of overseas offices and all international recruitment activity.
He is Senior Responsible Officer (SRO) for #DMUglobal, DMU’s flagship programme to provide the majority of students with an international experience as part of their degree.
Within his wider role, James leads the Strategic Partnerships Directorate, which includes Strategic Partnerships, Events, Advancement and the award-winning Square Mile programme, for which he is Project Director.
James read for a degree in English at the University of Leicester and began his career in higher education working at the same university.
On a personal level, James is a keen Leicester Tigers fan and has a variety of interests including reading (mainly political biographies), regular trips to the theatre and travelling.