Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Louise Richardson has been presented with a Doctor of Laws (LLD) by the University of Aberdeen. She was honoured as the first female Principal of any of the ancient Scottish universities, and for her leadership of the University’s 600th anniversary celebrations.
Professor Neva Haites, Vice-Principal for Development at the University of Aberdeen, delivered the laureation address. She said:
“Her tenure at St Andrews has been marked by a refocus on the core academic mission of the institution. The University’s standing in various league tables has never been higher. During her tenure critical investments have been made in the University’s infrastructure, especially Library Services and IT and the new Medical School Building and the Biomedical Science Research Complex have been opened.”
Professor Sir Ian Diamond, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Aberdeen, said:
“The University of Aberdeen is proud to honour the achievements of all our distinguished and inspirational Honorary Graduates.
“These exceptional individuals have attained distinction and acclaim in their respective fields and are excellent examples for our graduands of the success which can be achieved through dedication and passion.”