Lord Tugendhat has given notice that he intends to retire as Chancellor of the University not later than in July 2013.
By that date he will have completed fifteen years of distinguished service in the role. There will of course be many opportunities to pay tribute to Lord Tugendhat for the outstanding way in which he has carried out the role.
The Committee on the Office of Chancellor, a statutory committee of Council and Senate, will make a recommendation in due course to Court as to who should be the University’s fifth Chancellor.
Members of the University are now encouraged to put forward any names for the Committee’s consideration.
- is the ceremonial head of the University and one of its most prominent ambassadors. The Chancellor plays a key role in the business of the institution but does not become involved in executive management;
- maintains a constructive working relationship with the Vice-Chancellor in line with the checks and balances imposed by the different roles each has within the constitution;
- presides and confers degrees at Award Ceremonies of the University and is chair of Court and Convocation;
- is involved in the appointment of a Vice-Chancellor, attends other formal and informal meetings (at the University and elsewhere) and performs a consultative and advisory role on major policy and strategic matters.
Please send any suggested names to Mark Humphriss by email by 5 April 2012, if possible identifying why the individual might be appropriate for the role.