search for the University's next Vice-Chancellor
will be informed by campus-wide consultation
and the broadest range of inputs about the
individual qualities of the postholder, the
committee on the Vice-Chancellorship has decided.
It has also agreed that the trawl will be
global, and that 'headhunters' will help the
committee in its work.
post is expected to be advertised later this
month or next. Further particulars are being
drawn up, and include qualities such as strategic
vision, leadership and management skills,
and a record of personal achievement so as
to command credibility in an academic community.
University members are invited to contribute
their comments to the committee on the kind
of appointment and qualities of the individual,
or on any other aspect of the appointment.
Suggestions can be made to the committee chair,
University Pro-Chancellor David Ansbro (email@example.com)
or any committee member (see
Campusweb news for the complete list).
committee expects to make a recommendation
to Council later this year or early next.
Sir Alan Wilson retires in September 2004.