A report on Chancellor (education)

Lord Grenville as Chancellor of the University of Oxford; painting by William Owen
The Chancellor of the University of Oxford, Lord Patten, in procession at Encaenia, 2009
William Smyth, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford; painting by Gilbert Jackson

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.

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Lord Grenville as Chancellor of the University of Oxford; painting by William Owen

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John Lincoln (judge)

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Australian judge of the District Court of New South Wales and a New South Wales Electoral Commissioner.

Australian judge of the District Court of New South Wales and a New South Wales Electoral Commissioner.

For thirty years he was Chancellor of the Anglican Diocese of Newcastle and at the time of his death he was Emeritus Deputy Chancellor of Macquarie University.

Dublin City University

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University based on the Northside of Dublin, Ireland.

University based on the Northside of Dublin, Ireland.

1980s college logo
1989 logo on creation of university
The Central Mall in DCU stretching from the Henry Grattan building to the O'Reilly Library in the background.
The Helix Theatre
Environmentally friendly "pod" shaped lecture theatres layered with titanium panels at the former Eeolas Institute's DCU Ryan Academy for Entrepreneurship, sole component of the Eeolas Institute, and reopened in 2009 on a standalone basis at CityWest Business Park
Collins Avenue Entrance
Exterior of The John and Aileen O`Reilly Library on the Glasnevin campus
Interior of The John and Aileen O`Reilly Library on the Glasnevin campus
University Sports Complex

The university is headed, titularly, by the Chancellor.

Pro-vice-chancellor

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A pro-vice-chancellor (or pro vice-chancellor, PVC) or deputy vice-chancellor (DVC) is a deputy to the vice-chancellor of a university.

Coat of arms

University of London

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Federal public research university located in London, England, United Kingdom.

Federal public research university located in London, England, United Kingdom.

Coat of arms
General Examination for Women certificate from 1878. These were issued 1869–1878, before women were admitted to degrees of the university.
Yeomanry House in Handel Street is the home of London UOTC. The flag seen flying is the University of London coat of arms.
The Imperial Institute Building in South Kensington, home to the university from 1900 to 1937
Senate House, constructed 1932–1937: the headquarters of the University of London
The University of London coat of arms
The main building of the University of London Union (now rebranded as 'Student Central, London')
Connaught Hall, located in Tavistock Square
Somerset House in 1836. The university had its offices here from 1837 to 1870.
King William IV, who granted the University of London its original royal charter in 1836.
An illustration of 6 Burlington Gardens, home to the university administration from 1870 to 1900.
Mahatma Gandhi, Father of the Nation for India
Nelson Mandela (LLB; Hon. DSc Econ), Father of the Nation for South Africa
Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Father of the Nation for Pakistan{{efn|Muhammad Ali Jinnah graduated from Inns of Court School of Law, which is now City Law School. In 2016, City University London became one of the constituent college of the University of London as City, University of London.}}
John Snow (MB, MD), founder of epidemiology
John Hunter, founder of modern surgery
Florence Nightingale, founder of modern nursing
Achim Steiner (MA 1985), Administrator of the UNDP
Tedros Adhanom (MSc 1992), 8th Director-General of the World Health Organization
Kaushik Basu (MSc 1974, PhD 1976), 11th Chief Economist of the World Bank
Jeremy Heywood (MSc 1986), 11th Cabinet Secretary
Margrethe II (Hon. LLD), Queen of Denmark
Aung San Suu Kyi (MPhil 1988), 1st State Counsellor of Myanmar
V. K. Krishna Menon (MSc, MA), 3rd Defence Minister of India
Fred Mulley (BSc), former British Secretary of State for Defence
Leszek Borysiewicz (PhD 1986){{efn|Imperial College London was a constituent college of University of London from years 1908 to 2007. All degrees during this time was solely issued by the federal university. Imperial College left UoL in 2007 and after which is now issuing its own degree in its name.}}, 345th Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge
Elton John (Hon. DMus 2002), English singer and composer.
Mick Jagger, English singer and composer.
George Soros (BSc 1951, MSc 1954), billionaire investor and philanthropist.
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.{{efn|Attended; did not graduate.}}
Meir Shamgar, 7th Chief Justice of Supreme Court of Israel.
Sudhi Das (LLB 1918), 5th Chief Justice of India.
George V (LLD 1903), King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions and Emperor of India <ref name="Foundation UOL">{{cite web|url=https://london.ac.uk/about-us/how-university-run/foundation-day|title=Foundation Day of University of London}}</ref>
Edward VIII (MCom 1921, DSc 1921), King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions and Emperor of India
Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother (DLitt 1937), Queen consort of the United Kingdom
Queen Elizabeth II (BMus 1946, LLD 1951), Queen of the United Kingdom and
Princess Margaret (DMus 1957),<ref name="Queen Mother Official Biography">{{cite book|last=Shawcross|first=William|title =Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother: The Official Biography|date=2 October 2009| publisher=Pan Macmillan, 2009| isbn=9780230748101}}</ref> Member of British royal family
Winston Churchill (LLD 1948), Prime Minister of the United Kingdom{{efn|The University of London awarded honorary doctorate degree to Winston Churchill at the Foundation Day ceremony on 18 November 1948.}}
Albert Einstein (1936), Theoretical physicist and Recipient of Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921
René Cassin (1969), Recipient of Nobel Peace Prize in 1968
Amartya Sen (DSc Econ 2000), Recipient of Nobel Prize in Economics 1998
Lars Ahlfors (1978), Finnish mathematician Recipient of Fields Medal in 1936.<ref name="Lars Ahlfors UoL">{{cite web|title=Lars Ahlfors (1907-1996)|url=http://www.math.harvard.edu/history/ahlfors/|work=Harvard University|access-date=31 May 2018}}</ref><ref name="Lars Ahlfors UoL2">{{cite web|title=Lars Valerian Ahlfors|url=http://www-history.mcs.st-and.ac.uk/Biographies/Ahlfors.html|work=University of St Andrews|access-date=31 May 2018}}</ref>
Franklin D. Roosevelt (1941), 32nd President of the United States

In 1913, it appointed Caroline Spurgeon as only the second female professor at a British university, and in 1948 was the first British university to appoint a woman as its vice chancellor (chief executive).

The building named as Alan Gilbert at the University of Melbourne

Alan Gilbert (Australian academic)

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The building named as Alan Gilbert at the University of Melbourne

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 court

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Administrative body of a university in the United Kingdom.

Administrative body of a university in the United Kingdom.

At an ancient university the court is chaired by the rector, who ranks third after the chancellor and vice-chancellor, is elected by all the matriculated students of each university.

A meeting of the Academic Senate at Georgia Southern University.

Academic senate

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Governing body in some universities and colleges, and is typically the supreme academic authority for the institution.

Governing body in some universities and colleges, and is typically the supreme academic authority for the institution.

A meeting of the Academic Senate at Georgia Southern University.
The Faculty Senate at Southeastern Louisiana University hears from University President John L. Crain about the Fiscal Year 2016 budget.
James D. Kirylo (left), president of Southeastern Louisiana University's Faculty Senate, confers with Kevin L. Cope, president of the Louisiana State University Faculty Senate and president of the Association of Louisiana Faculty Senates, at a program in Hammond during 2015 concerning the budget for public higher education in Louisiana.

The officers of the academic senate may include the president of the university and the provost of the university.

Coat of arms of the University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

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Public research university in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Public research university in Aberdeen, Scotland.

Coat of arms of the University of Aberdeen
Coat of arms of the University of Aberdeen
Coat of arms of the University of Aberdeen
King's College, Aberdeen.
Coat of arms of the University of Aberdeen
An illustration of King's College in 1661.
Marischal College
Christ's College, built in 1850
Marischal College quad with Mitchell Tower
Façade of the Sir Duncan Rice Library in Old Aberdeen
New Building, King's College ("New Kings")
The Powis Gateway on College Bounds
A 2017 aerial view of the Foresterhill Campus, showing University of Aberden and NHS Grampian facilities
The Great Gate at Marischal College
Elphinstone Hall (1930) which replaced the original Great Hall
Camilla, Duchess of Rothesay
This archway, designed by AM Mackenzie, leading to the forecourt of the New King's Building at King's College portrays, from top to bottom, the coat of arms of Scotland, the coat of arms of Bishop Elphinstone, and the University's coat of arms. It is also engraved with the University's Latin motto, Initium Sapientiae Timor Domini.
The scarlet gown (toga rubra) previously worn by undergraduates.
The Hub, a student social centre
Seaton Park
Aberdeen Sports Village (ASV) full-sized indoor 3G football pitch
Aberdeen Sports Village (ASV) games hall
The round tower (apparently known as the Ivy Tower) from ca. 1525 is one of the oldest parts of King's College (the University of Aberdeen) but it is now almost surrounded by later buildings.
Institute of Medical Sciences, Aberdeen
Chemistry Department
Cruickshank Building
Edward Wright Building
Fraser Noble Building
Geography Department
History Department
Faculty of Education
Zoology Building
The Rowett Institute
King's Pavilion
A mosaic of the University of Aberdeen coat of arms on the floor of King's College
George Wishart, early Protestant reformer<ref>{{Cite journal|last=Broun|first=Macolm|title=George Wishart: a Torch of the Reformation in Scotland|url=https://openjournals.library.sydney.edu.au/index.php/JSSSH/article/view/7156|journal=Journal of the Sydney Society for Scottish History|year=1995|volume=3}}</ref><ref>{{Cite book|last=Lorimer|first=Peter|url=https://books.google.com/books?id=dZsQAAAAYAAJ&dq=GEORGE+WISHART+KING%27S+COLLEGE+GREEK&pg=PA91|title=The Scottish Reformation: A Historical Sketch|year=1923|pages=91}}</ref>
Thomas Reid, founder of the Scottish School of Common Sense.<ref>{{cite web |title=Thomas Reid |url=https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/reid/ |website=Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy |access-date=1 January 2022}}</ref>
Alastair Darling, Chancellor of the Exchequer.<ref>{{cite news |last1=Robertson |first1=Kirsten |title=Alistair Darling offers wise words to Aberdeen University graduates |url=https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/education/higher-education/1615743/alistair-darling-offers-wise-words-to-aberdeen-university-graduates/ |access-date=1 January 2022 |work=Aberdeen press and Journal |date=23 November 2018}}</ref>
Tessa Jowell, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and Minister for the Olympics.<ref>{{cite news |last1=Hebdich |first1=Jon |title=Memories of Dame Tessa Jowell's education in Aberdeen flood in |url=https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/education/higher-education/1475037/memories-of-dame-tessa-jowells-education-in-aberdeen-flood-in/ |access-date=1 January 2022 |work=Aberdeen Press and Journal |date=15 May 2018}}</ref>
Gilbert Burnet, adviser to William III, philosopher, historian, and Bishop of Salisbury.<ref>{{cite web |title=The Burnet Psalter |url=https://www.abdn.ac.uk/burnet-psalter/ |website=Aberdeen University |access-date=1 January 2022}}</ref>
Patrick Manson, founder of the field of tropical medicine, the London School of Tropical Medicine, Dairy Farm, and the University of Hong Kong.<ref>{{cite web |title=Sir Patrick Manson (1844-1922) |url=https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/aboutus/introducing/history/frieze/sir-patrick-manson |website=London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine |access-date=1 January 2022}}</ref>
Alexander Bain, analytical philosopher, psychologist, educationalist, and founder of the first academic psychology and philosophy journal, Mind.<ref>{{cite web |title=Alexander Bain (1818-1903) |url=http://www.scottishphilosophy.org/philosophers/alexander-bain/ |website=Institute for the Study of Scottish Philosophy |access-date=2 January 2022}}</ref>
Robert Brown, botanist and discoverer of Brownian motion. (Was a student, but did not graduate).<ref>{{cite book |last1=Burbidge |first1=N T |title=Brown, Robert (1773–1858) |url=https://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/brown-robert-1835 |website=Australian Dictionary of Biography |publisher=Australian National University |access-date=2 January 2022}}</ref>
John Arbuthnot, scientist, mathematician, court physician to Queen Anne, author, and co-founder of the Scriblerus Club. Fellow of the Royal Society (1704).<ref>{{cite web |title=John Arbuthnot |url=https://mathshistory.st-andrews.ac.uk/Biographies/Arbuthnot/ |website=MacTutor (History of Mathematics Archive) |publisher=School of Mathematics and Statistics University of St Andrews |access-date=2 January 2022}}</ref>
Sir James Mackintosh, philosopher, historian, and Whig politician.<ref>{{cite web |title=MS 2164 - Sir James Mackintosh, M.P.: correspondence and biographical notes |url=https://calm.abdn.ac.uk/archives/Record.aspx?src=CalmView.Catalog&id=MS+2164%2F1 |website=Museums and Special Collections, University of Aberdeen |access-date=2 January 2022}}</ref>
James Burnett, Lord Monboddo, jurist and pioneer anthropologist who anticipated principles of Darwinian evolution.<ref>{{cite web |title=James Burnett, Lord Monboddo (1714-1799) |url=https://www.ed.ac.uk/alumni/services/notable-alumni/alumni-in-history/lord-monboddo |website=The University of Edinburgh |publisher=Alumni Services |access-date=3 January 2022}}</ref>
James Gregory, discoverer of the infinite series and designer of the first practical reflecting telescope, the Gregorian telescope.<ref>{{cite web |title=Who was James Gregory? |url=https://www.nms.ac.uk/explore-our-collections/stories/science-and-technology/reflecting-and-refracting-telescopes/telescopes/james-gregory/ |website=National Museums Scotland |access-date=3 January 2022}}</ref>
James Blair, founder of The College of William and Mary.<ref>{{cite web |title=James Blair Statue, Dedicated 1993 |url=https://tribetrek.wm.edu/items/show/13 |website=TribeTrek |publisher=Special Collections Research Center, William & Mary Libraries |access-date=3 January 2022}}</ref>
William Thornton, physician, inventor, painter, and architect of the United States Capitol.<ref>{{cite web |title=Dr. William Thornton |url=https://www.aoc.gov/about-us/history/architects-of-the-capitol/dr-william-thornton |website=Architect of the Capitol |access-date=3 January 2022}}</ref>
James Gibbs, architect. Studied at Marischal College.<ref>{{cite ODNB |last1=Friedman |first1=Terry |title=Gibbs [Gibb], James |url=https://www.oxforddnb.com/view/10.1093/ref:odnb/9780198614128.001.0001/odnb-9780198614128-e-10604?mediaType=Article |access-date=3 January 2022 |date=3 January 2008|doi=10.1093/ref:odnb/10604 }}</ref>
Iain Glen, actor. Former English student and recipient of an honorary LLD (2004).<ref>{{cite web |title=Iain Glen |url=https://www.abdn.ac.uk/alumni/our-alumni/game-of-thrones.php |website=University of Aberdeen |publisher=Alumni Relations |access-date=3 January 2022}}</ref>
James Macpherson, writer, poet, politician, and 'translator' of the Ossian cycle of epic poems.
Sir Thomas Sutherland, banker, politician, and founder of the Hong Kong Bank and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC).
Robert Davidson, inventor of the electric locomotive.
Frederick Soddy, Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
John Macleod, Nobel Prize in Medicine
George Paget Thomson, Nobel Prize in Physics
John Boyd Orr, Nobel Peace Prize
Richard Laurence Millington Synge, Nobel Prize in Chemistry

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.

Pro-chancellor

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Officer of some universities in Commonwealth countries.

Officer of some universities in Commonwealth countries.

The pro-chancellor acts as a deputy to the chancellor and as practical chairman of the university council.

Academic administration

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Branch of university or college employees responsible for the maintenance and supervision of the institution and separate from the faculty or academics, although some personnel may have joint responsibilities.

Branch of university or college employees responsible for the maintenance and supervision of the institution and separate from the faculty or academics, although some personnel may have joint responsibilities.

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).