Reporter 428, 30 November 1998


New Pro-Vice-Chancellor comes with Spanish Royal approval

A ballot of Senate members has elected Professor John Macklin as nominee to succeed Professor Tony May as Pro-Vice-Chancellor.

Professor Macklin has been Cowdray Professor of Spanish since 1988. He was Dean of Arts in 1992-4 and is currently Research Dean in the Faculty of Arts.

"I strongly believe in the concept of the University as a community and am very much looking forward to my new role," said Professor Macklin. "The University has made great progress in recent years and I hope I can help ensure its continued success."

In over a decade at the University he has served on several boards and committees including Academic Development Committee, Graduate Board, Research Board, and Committee on Personal Chairs, and as Governor of Trinity and All Saints College.

In 1994 he was made a Comendador de la Orden de Isabel la Católica by King Juan Carlos for his services to Spanish culture.

The other candidates for the position were Professor John Findlay, of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Professor Peter Moizer, of the Business School. Council will make the formal appointment at its meeting on December 10.

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