Sir Menzies Campbell MP has been elected Chancellor of the University of St Andrews by the institution’s General Council with immediate effect.
Sir Menzies (64), MP for North East Fife, was the sole nominee for the post. His election as Chancellor was automatically confirmed by the Clerk to the General Council of the University when the period for nominations closed on Monday January 9th 2006.
Sir Menzies succeeds Sir Kenneth Dover (85) who retired from office on January 1st after 25 years in post.
The Chancellor is the titular head of the University of St Andrews. His duties include conferring degrees, promoting the University’s image throughout the world and furthering its interests, both within Scotland and beyond.
University Principal and Vice- Chancellor Dr Brian Lang has welcomed the appointment of Sir Menzies.
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