Leslie Wagner

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Professor Leslie Wagner CBE is a British academic, who has been Vice-Chancellor of two universities and as the second Chancellor of the University of Derby[1].

Wagner was born 21 February 1943.[2] He obtained a BA and MA at Manchester University and worked for the UK government until 1970, when he became a lecturer in Economics at the Open University.[3] He was later Head of Economics at the Polytechnic of Central London, becoming Vice-Chancellor of the University of North London in 1987.[4] From 1994 to 2003 he was Vice-Chancellor of Leeds Metropolitan University[5].

Wagner served as the second Chancellor of the University of Derby from 2003 to 2008[3][6]. He was the first chair of the Higher Education Academy.[7]

Wagner has been prominent in the British Jewish community, being a Trustee of the Jewish Chronicle, a member of the Chief Rabbinate Trust and chair of the Commission on Jewish Schools.[8] He was rated number 60 in a list of the most influential Jews in the UK.[9]

He was appointed a CBE in 2000 for services to higher education and the Jewish community.[4]


  1. ^ "Our Chancellor". www.derby.ac.uk. University of Derby.
  2. ^ The Independent 21 Feb 1996 Birthdays
  3. ^ a b University of Derby Press Office 12 November 2002 New Chancellor
  4. ^ a b Times Higher Education 9 May 2003 In the News - Leslie Wagner
  5. ^ Hefce news 2003
  6. ^ "Our Chancellor". www.derby.ac.uk. University of Derby.
  7. ^ Exchange Archived 2011-10-09 at the Wayback Machine issue 5
  8. ^ Jewish Chronicle May 4, 2007 page 9 Wagner Heads School Body
  9. ^ Jewish Chronicle May 1, 2008 JC Power 100: the key influences in our community
Academic offices
Preceded by
Sir Christopher Ball
Chancellor of the University of Derby
2003 - 2008
Succeeded by
Peregrine Cavendish, 12th Duke of Devonshire