Sports presenter Gabby Logan has been appointed as the first chancellor of Leeds Trinity University.
Ms Logan, a Catholic who was born in Leeds, said Leeds Trinity, which was granted university status in December, had an ethos "very close" to her own. She described herself as a firm believer in the importance of higher education following the "enormous benefits" she had gained from her own university education.
The 39-year-old mother of two, whose appointment was announced yesterday, wasone of the first women to present the BBC football show Match of the Day and worked as a presenter during the London Olympics. She attended Leeds-based Cardinal Heenan Roman Catholic High School and Notre Dame Catholic Sixth Form College.
Leeds Trinity opened in 1966 as a Catholic teacher training college.
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