University community invited to nominate next Chancellor

Staff, Alumni, Students and Council Members are invited to submit their nominations to find a new Chancellor for the University.

The Chancellor is the nominal head of the University, but in practice this is a public-facing, representational role. The Chancellor should:

  • Be a person of widely-acknowledged distinction – outstanding academic achievement or notable excellence in some other field would be a high recommendation
  • Represent the human and cultural values for which the University stands
  • Be in a position to benefit the University in its public face
  • Not be an active politician

The Chancellor should be someone who would make a positive connection with students and their parents, and win their admiration.

To provide an indication of the type of individual sought and to avoid nomination of individuals that are already committed to other institutions, a list of Chancellors serving elsewhere in the sector and a list of the former Chancellors of the University are available via the Corporate Governance website.

Submit your nomination

The search for a new Chancellor is being led by the University’s Pro-Chancellor, David McDonnell. Individuals can submit nominations by visiting:

Nominations close on Friday 16 September 2016.  Those nominating are requested not to divulge their nomination to the person nominated.

Further information is available from the Secretary to the Committee to Nominate a Chancellor:

Mr Alastair Flett, Head of Corporate Governance and Support, Foundation Building, 765 Brownlow Hill, Liverpool L69 7ZX. Tel: 0151 794 2395; Email:


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