Chancellor (education)

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A chancellor is a leader of a college or university, usually either the executive or ceremonial head of the university or of a university campus within a university system.wikipedia
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Rector (academia)

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In many countries, the administrative and educational head of the university is known as the president, principal or rector. University president is the title of the highest-ranking officer within the academic administration of a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as chancellor or rector. The vice-chancellor (vicekansler) is also an honorary title given to the rectores magnifici at the universities of Lund and Uppsala.
Outside the English-speaking world the rector is often the most senior official in a university, whilst in the United States the most senior official is often referred to as President and in the United Kingdom and Commonwealth of Nations the most senior official is the Chancellor, whose office is primarily ceremonial and titular.

University of Edinburgh

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In Scotland, for example, the chancellor of the University of Edinburgh is Anne, Princess Royal, whilst the current chancellor of the University of Aberdeen is Camilla, Duchess of Rothesay. The position exists in common throughout the five ancient universities of Scotland with rectorships in existence at the universities of St Andrews, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Dundee, which is also considered to have ancient status as a result of its early connections to the University of St Andrews.
It continues to have links to the British Royal Family, having had the Duke of Edinburgh as its Chancellor from 1953 to 2010 and Princess Anne since 2011.

University of St Andrews

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The position exists in common throughout the five ancient universities of Scotland with rectorships in existence at the universities of St Andrews, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Dundee, which is also considered to have ancient status as a result of its early connections to the University of St Andrews.
In 2009, Louise Richardson, an Irish-American political scientist specialising in the study of terrorism, was drawn from Harvard to serve as the first female Principal and Vice Chancellor of St Andrews.

Professor

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Examples of these include the appointment of new professors and docents.
In many universities, 'full professors' take on senior managerial roles, leading departments, research teams and institutes, and filling roles such as president, principal or vice-chancellor.

University of Aberdeen

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In Scotland, for example, the chancellor of the University of Edinburgh is Anne, Princess Royal, whilst the current chancellor of the University of Aberdeen is Camilla, Duchess of Rothesay. The position exists in common throughout the five ancient universities of Scotland with rectorships in existence at the universities of St Andrews, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Dundee, which is also considered to have ancient status as a result of its early connections to the University of St Andrews.
It is nominally headed by the Chancellor, a largely ceremonial position traditionally held by the Bishop of Aberdeen but divorced from the see as a result of the Scottish Reformation and holders are now elected for life by the General Council.

Provost (education)

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However, day-to-day operations of the universities are under the directorship of a president (a provost in the case of Trinity College, Dublin).
The various deans of a university's schools, colleges, or faculties generally report to the provost, or jointly to them and the institution's chief executive officer, whether that is called its president, chancellor, or rector.

University of Malaya

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For example, the chancellor of University of Malaya, the oldest university in Malaysia is Sultan Nazrin Shah, the Sultan of Perak.
On 16 June 1962, the university celebrated the installation of its first Chancellor, Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia's first Prime Minister.

Open University Malaysia

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Datin Seri Jeanne Abdullah, the wife of the former Prime Minister of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi was appointed as the new chancellor of Open University Malaysia to take over the role from the first chancellor, the late YBhg Datin Paduka Seri Endon Mahmood (Abdullah Badawi's first wife).
The vice-chancellor of OUM is Professor Dato’ Dr Mansor Fadzil.

Dublin City University

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In Dublin City University and the University of Limerick, the chancellor is also the chairman of the university's governing authority.
The university is headed, titularly, by the Chancellor.

Rector Magnificus of the University of Santo Tomas

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The University of Santo Tomas is governed mainly by its rector magnificus in overseeing its academic, financial and other affairs.
In theory, the highest official of the University is the Chancellor, but his role is largely ceremonial and he does not exercise authority over the day-to-day operations of the University.

National University of Ireland

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The National University of Ireland's constituent universities do not have a chancellor each; rather, the president of each constituent university has the title of Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the NUI.
The chancellor is the notional head of the university, and constituent universities and recognised colleges have their own heads, which exercise most powers in practice.

University of Limerick

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In Dublin City University and the University of Limerick, the chancellor is also the chairman of the university's governing authority.
The university is headed, titularly, by the Chancellor.

University of Wisconsin–Madison

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There are also some university systems, such as the North Carolina, Illinois, Missouri, Massachusetts, Arkansas, Wisconsin and California university systems, in which those two titles are reversed.
and directed by the state legislature to be governed by a board of regents and administered by a Chancellor.

University of North Carolina

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There are also some university systems, such as the North Carolina, Illinois, Missouri, Massachusetts, Arkansas, Wisconsin and California university systems, in which those two titles are reversed.
This round of consolidation granted each constituent institution a Chancellor and a Board of Trustees.

Sharafuddin of Selangor

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The chancellor of Universiti Putra Malaysia is the current Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah, while the current Yang di-Pertuan Besar of Negeri Sembilan, Tunku Muhriz is the chancellor of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.
He was the Pro-chancellor of MARA University of Technology (UiTM) from the year 2000 until 2005, and is the current chancellor of Universiti Putra Malaysia since 2002.

Pro-vice-chancellor

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The National University of Ireland's constituent universities do not have a chancellor each; rather, the president of each constituent university has the title of Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the NUI.
A pro-vice-chancellor (or pro vice-chancellor, PVC) or deputy vice-chancellor (DVC) is a deputy to the vice-chancellor of a university.

Alan Gilbert (Australian academic)

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For example, the charter of the University of Manchester provides for the vice-chancellor to also use the title president, and the first vice-chancellor, Alan Gilbert (2004–10), used president as his main title.
Alan David Gilbert AO (11 September 1944 – 27 July 2010) was an Australian historian and academic administrator who was until June 2010 the president and vice-chancellor of the University of Manchester.

University of London

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The chief executives of the constituent colleges of the University of London, many of which are now functionally independent universities, generally use the title principal, although the chief executive of Imperial College has the title rector, the London School of Economics' head is titled director and Birkbeck College is headed by the master.
In 1948 it became the first British university to appoint a woman as its vice chancellor (chief executive).

University of California

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There are also some university systems, such as the North Carolina, Illinois, Missouri, Massachusetts, Arkansas, Wisconsin and California university systems, in which those two titles are reversed.
In March 1951, the Regents reorganized the university so that day-to-day "chief executive officer" functions for the Berkeley and Los Angeles campuses were transferred in 1952 to chancellors who were entrusted with a high degree of autonomy.

Deakin University

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In some universities (e.g. in Australian universities: Deakin University, Macquarie University), there are several deputy vice-chancellors subordinate to the vice-chancellor, with pro-vice-chancellor being a position at executive level ranking below deputy vice-chancellor.
The Deakin University Council is the governing body of the University and is chaired by the Chancellor, John Stanhope AM.

Master of the Order of Preachers

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As said earlier, the vice-chancellor or the "grand vice-chancellor of the University of Santo Tomas" is only the deputy to the chancellor of the university, but the chancellor is usually a prominent public figure who is not always in the country (e.g., the chancellor of University of Santo Tomas is the current Master of the Order of Preachers, the current being Very Rev. Fr.
The Master of the Order of Preachers is ex officio Grand Chancellor of the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Angelicum in Rome, Italy, and of the Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines.

University of Manchester

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For example, the charter of the University of Manchester provides for the vice-chancellor to also use the title president, and the first vice-chancellor, Alan Gilbert (2004–10), used president as his main title.
The founding president and vice-chancellor of the new university was Alan Gilbert, former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Melbourne, who retired at the end of the 2009–2010 academic year.

Academic administration

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University president is the title of the highest-ranking officer within the academic administration of a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as chancellor or rector.
The chief executive, the administrative and educational head of a university, depending on tradition and location, may be termed the university president, the provost, the chancellor (the United States), the vice-chancellor (many Commonwealth countries), principal (Scotland and Canada), or rector (Europe, Russia, Asia the Middle East and South America).

Uppsala University

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The vice-chancellor (vicekansler) is also an honorary title given to the rectores magnifici at the universities of Lund and Uppsala.
The archbishop of Uppsala was also named as the university's Chancellor, and was charged with maintaining the rights and privileges of the university and its members.

Queen's University

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Queen's University and McGill University in Canada have principals instead of presidents as a result of their Scottish origins.
The first female chancellor of Queen's University, Agnes Richardson Benidickson, was installed on 23 October 1980.