11 Facts About University president


Macquarie University president in Sydney is a noteworthy anomaly as it once had the unique position of Emeritus Deputy Chancellor, a post created for John Lincoln upon his retirement from his long-held post of deputy chancellor in 2000.

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The governor of the state, appointed as the union's representative of state by the University president, is the honorary chancellor of all State owned universities.

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In some schools run by Catholic religious orders, the rector of the community supersedes the University president when the latter is a member of that religious order.

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University president is the title of the highest-ranking officer within the academic administration of a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as chancellor or rector.

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In France, the University president is the elected chair of the board and chief executive officer in universities.

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The president is always elected by the board among the professors of the university.

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In Northern Ireland, the president is the chief academic and administrative officer of the university and is usually the vice-chancellor of the university.

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The president is expected to preside over all major ceremonies, including graduations and presentations of awards and honors, while reporting to the board of trustees and personally handling certain high-level executive functions: external relations and long-range planning and strategy.

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The vice-chancellor is assisted by a number of high ranking University president officials known as Deputy Vice-chancellor, popularly referred to as DVC.

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University president chancellor is the office of the highest civil servant in the Swedish university system.

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Some systems, such as the California State University president and the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education invert this arrangement so that the chancellor is the head of the entire university system, while a vice chancellor is an executive who directly reports to the chancellor and is responsible for a broad area of authority across the entire system.

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