Nominations Open for next University of York Chancellor

The new Chancellor will succeed Sir Malcolm Grant late next year.

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The University of York has opened nominations for its seventh Chancellor, who will succeed Sir Malcolm Grant following the end of his term at the end of this academic year.

The University described the Chancellor as “the ceremonial and honorary figurehead of the University of York”.

In its website calling for nominations, the University said the the Chancellor’s responsibilities included “presiding and conferring degrees at the University‚Äôs graduation ceremonies […] promoting the University, its achievements and interests regionally, nationally and globally [… and] collaborating with other senior officers and colleagues in furthering the vision and strategy of the University”.

They said: “Nominations are welcome from across the University community, including students, staff, alumni, and other key partners of the University.

“The Search Committee encourages the nomination of candidates from all walks of life, with a broad range of skills, experience and backgrounds.”

Sir Malcolm Grant became Chancellor in 2015, succeeding former BBC Director General and FA Chairman Greg Dyke.

Grant was Chairman of NHS England from 2011 to 2018, and President and Provost of University College London from 2003 to 2013.

York’s new Chancellor will be inaugurated at a ceremony in late 2022 to replace Grant.

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