Chancellor search launched

Nominations and suggestions are being sought for candidates to become the next chancellor of the University of Victoria. Chancellor Murray Farmer completes his second and final term at the end of 2014.

The chancellor is appointed by the board of governors, under the authority of the University Act. She or he is an ambassador and champion for the university. The chancellor serves as the titular head of the institution, is the chair of convocation, confers degrees and performs other ceremonial functions. The chancellor also holds a seat on the board of governors and senate.

The successful candidate will have a record of outstanding achievement in his or her field, be highly respected within the university and the external community, and have the time, qualifications and characteristics necessary to fulfill the Chancellor’s duties.

A search committee, led by board chair Erich Mohr, PhD ’82, has been struck under the university’s procedures for the appointment of the chancellor. It will accept nominations and suggestions until February 28.

A web-based form has been created for confidential submissions:

Alumni, faculty, staff, students and other members of the university and the broader community are invited to submit nominations or suggestions.

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Keywords: chancellor

People: Murray Farmer, Erich Mohr

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