Chennai: Senior academician Sheila Stephen has become the first woman to head the Tamilnadu Physical Education and Sports University as its Vice Chancellor.
Governor Banwarilal Purohit, who is also the Chancellor of the University, appointed Stephen as Vice Chancellor, a Raj Bhavan release said here on Saturday.
Endowed with rich academic and research experience, she has more than 70 research publications in various journals.
Stephen’s overseas academic collaborations cover 14 countries, including Oxford University, London, Springfield College of Physical Education, Massachusetts, USA and Institute of Sport and Exercise Science, Worcester University, London.
The term of her appointment would be for a three year period, the release added.