Regent’s University London was saddened to learn of the passing of Dr Nicholas Bowen, a long-standing member of the Regent’s family, on 17 September 2017.
He will be very much missed by staff here who worked with him, the alumni of the BA (Hons) International Business (BAIB), our international exchange partners and his friends and colleagues in many other fields.
Dr Bowen had worked at Regent’s for more than 25 years. His enthusiasm for languages and internationalism made him the ideal person to lead the European Business School’s BAIB. Dr Bowen was absolutely devoted to creating the best experience for students, both while they were studying here and also helping them to develop their careers after graduating. Thousands of alumni thank Dr Bowen for the support that he gave to them over the years.
Dr Bowen retired from Regent’s a few years ago but stayed in contact, contributing in a number of helpful ways. He authored the book about the history of the University and 100 years of higher education on the Park site. He represented Regent’s at meetings of the ad hoc council all across Europe and cultivated many helpful relationships. He maintained regular contact with alumni and met with them on campus and around the world.
He was committed to the teaching of languages and believed that acquiring additional languages helped people in many ways to develop their careers. Across his career, Dr Bowen promoted languages in many ways and was still President of the Chartered Institute of Linguists.
The University has been working with his family, alumni and some internal staff on plans for a Nick Bowen Award that will be launched shortly, to be awarded for outstanding performance on the BA (Hons) International Business.
The University was also about to award Dr Bowen with an Honorary Senior Fellowship for all his contributions. He was informed about this last week and was very happy to accept. The award will be made posthumously at the BAIB graduation in July 2018.
Regent's will hold a memorial ceremony on campus at an appropriate time and we will plant a tree in his memory.
Our sincere condolences are with his family, friends and all those who knew him at Regent’s. He was an exceptional member of the Regent’s community and will be dearly missed.