Chancellorship of the University
Published: 1 July 2020
Dame Katherine Grainger DBE succeeded Professor Sir Kenneth Calman as Chancellor of the University in June 2020.
Dame Katherine Grainger DBE succeeded Professor Sir Kenneth Calman as Chancellor of the University in June 2020. She is the first woman Chancellor of the University, and has also received public recognition for her many achievements, with appointment as MBE, CBE and, in 2017, DBE for services to sport and charity.
She was awarded an honorary degree from the University in 2013, and was also Young Alumnus of the Year in 2012. She has emphasised that one of her priorities upon taking up the post will be to work closely with the University’s student body. She was the sole nominee for the post which means that there was no requirement to hold an election.
Anyone wishing to make informal enquiries about the responsibilities and duties of the office of Chancellor are invited to contact the Clerk to the General Council on 0141 330 2787 during office hours or at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
First published: 1 July 2020