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University Clerk: Andrew Boggs

About Andrew Boggs

Andrew joined Kingston University in November 2020. He has worked in the higher education sector and on university policy for over 25 years. He served as policy advisor to the Government of Ontario (Canada) - including oversight of the creation of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine - and was the inaugural Research Director of the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario. Since moving to the UK in 2008, Andrew has worked with Universities UK, the Russell Group, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, Oxford University, St Mary's University Twickenham, and the Department for Education. Andrew is a published scholar on university regulation and governance, higher education policy and history, and student fee policy, and is a regular contributor to WonkHE and the Higher Education Policy Institute.

Responsibilities and portfolio areas

As University Clerk and the director of the Governance, Compliance and Legal Office (GCLO), Andrew oversees University corporate governance, legal matters, higher education regulatory compliance, data and information governance, and risk, business continuity, health and safety and institutional insurance. He provides strategic advice and support to the Chair of the Board and the Vice-Chancellor.

External work

  • Trustee, Bader International Study Centre, Queen's University (Canada) (elected 2015)
  • Visiting fellow, Oxford Centre for Higher Education Policy Studies (elected 2012)
  • Member of the Society for Research into Higher Education (UK) (since 2009) and the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (since 2006)
  • Alumni advisor, New College Oxford
  • Pearson International Scholarship Review Committee, University of Toronto
  • Lifetime member of the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance

Major awards and qualifications

  • Amethyst Award for Excellence in Public Service (2005), Government of Ontario
  • Queen's University Mentorship Award (2006), Queen's University Alumni Association
  • Master of Arts in higher education history and policy, University of Toronto
  • Bachelor of Arts in English literature, Queen's University (Canada)