College’s Sue swaps students for tigers

Boston College principal Sue Daley is retiring after six years. DD 140111016
Boston College principal Sue Daley is retiring after six years. DD 140111016

FROM helping students across Lincolnshire to helping tigers in India – this is the path Boston’s College’s principle will take when she leaves her post this summer.

Sue Daley will retire after six years in the post, a time during which she has helped to see the college through the highs of national awards and good Ofsted reports to the lows of the financial recession.

Last year the college celebrated winning Best Contribution to Boston award at the Boston Business Awards, promoted by The Standard, and succeeded in winning a £1million Government development grant to expand its facilities.

“It has been a very demanding but highly rewarding job,” said Sue. “We’ve had such fantastic students and staff over the years and I’d like to thank them for all their achievements.

“Personally I have always taken the commitment of the college to the community and economic regeneration very seriously, even when the national policy and funding have been against us.”

Speaking of her decision to leave, Sue told The Standard: “I’m feeling sadness and excitement in equal proportions as I still love the job, but I now want to pay some attention to my personal life.

“My plans include doing some work in wildlife conservation with tigers in India along with other work in this country for a month at a time.”

She added: “I will really enjoy not having to work to a timetable and to having some control over my time!”

Thanking Sue for her dedication to the college, chair of governors Peter Cropley commented: “Largely as a result of her efforts, Sue will leave the college in far better shape than when she arrived some six years ago.”