The Role of the Chancellor

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The Chancellor is the ceremonial head of the University, and confers all degrees. An advisor and support to the President, the Chancellor is a public proponent of the goals and objectives of the University, and is an active participant in University activities and the University community. In particular, the Chancellor is present at Convocations to personally greet and grant degrees to graduating students.

The Chancellor is elected jointly by the Board of Regents and Senate for a three year, renewable term, which begins on July 1. This is a voluntary, unpaid position.

Current Chancellor: Barb Gamey, 2020 - present

Past Chancellor: Bob Silver, 2009 - 2020