Professor Richard B Davies

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Prof Richard B Davies has been vice-chancellor of the college since 2003

Swansea College has suspended its vice-chancellor, officers have confirmed.

Prof Richard B Davies, who has held the position on the college since 2003, stood apart for an inside investigation to be carried out.

The dean of the college of administration, Prof Marc Clement, and two different employees members, have additionally been suspended.

A Swansea College spokesman mentioned Prof Davies and Prof Clement have been suspended on full pay.

In an e mail, seen by BBC Wales, employees have been advised by registrar Andrew Rhodes, that the issues being appeared into didn’t concern “the educational efficiency of the college or its monetary wellbeing”.

Mr Rhodes is to tackle vice-chancellor duties on an interim foundation.

He added: “I respect that a variety of questions will come up from this message, nevertheless it won’t be potential to supply extra element at the moment.

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Workers have been despatched an e mail in regards to the information on Monday

Prof Davies, who was introduced up in west Wales, studied Engineering at Cambridge earlier than getting a PhD at Bristol College.

Final 12 months, he offered Hillary Clinton with an honorary degree from the college and was on the helm throughout the opening of the £450m Bay Campus near Fabian Way.

Llanelli-born Prof Clement has held a number of senior tutorial positions and was appointed dean of the college of administration in 2015.

A Swansea College spokesman mentioned: “We are able to affirm that the vice-chancellor and Professor Marc Clement have been suspended on full pay, pending the end result of on an inside investigation.

“We don’t make any additional remark at this stage.”