A VICE-PRINCIPAL has been appointed at Forth Valley College to take up the post come next month.

Sarah Higgins-Rollo has been confirmed as the college's vice principal for learning and student experience, filling the position left by Kenny MacInnes who will take over as principal and chief executive on May 1.

Currently the director of curriculum for the college's department of care, sport, business and communities, Sarah started as a lecturer in social science in 2005 and has held a number of director roles since.

She said: “I am delighted accept this new role as vice principal for learning and student experience and am really looking forward to this new and exciting challenge.

“I have been at the college for more than 18 years, have invested a lot of time and effort into my journey and can’t wait to take this next step at this incredible college.

“I know the current climate and issues we all face are challenging, but we have a very strong team and fantastic staff and I know we will take the opportunities that arise, to make Forth Valley College an even better place to work and learn.”

Boasting a BA (Hons) in Psychology and Sociology, an MSc Psychology and Health, as well as TQFE Post Graduate and CMI Strategic Leadership qualifications, Sarah has also worked closely with Education Scotland since 2012 and has been the college lead on working with Historic Environment Scotland and the Forth Valley University NHS Partnership.

Outgoing principal Professor Ken Thomson added: “This is an excellent appointment for the college and I am sure Sarah will prove to be a valuable asset in her new role in the months and years to come.”