The official figurehead of a UK university, largely for ceremonial purposes. Usually a public figure of some note; for example, Prince Philip is Chancellor to both Cambridge and Edinburgh universities, while Patrick Stewart is Chancellor of the University of Huddersfield.
' s Cabinet – Personnel who are direct reports to the Chancellor. The North Dakota University System's Chancellor's Cabinet consists of the following; Chancellor, Vice Chancellor for Strategic Planning & Executive Director/College Technical Education Council, Vice Chancellor for Administrative Affairs, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, the Senior Institutional Representatives of each reporting campus (Presidents), Director of Finance (NDUS), General Counsel/Student Affairs Liaison (NDUS), and Secretary (NDUS).
The Chancellor has some responsibilities but is not involved in the day to day running of the University. The real boss, the equivalent of the Managing Director in most companies, is the Vice Chancellor. The Vice Chancellor is supported by a central team of senior academics and administrators, based in the All Saints building on the Manchester campus.
The officer of the royal household who served as the monarch's secretary or notary. The Chancellor was responsible for the Chancery, the arm of the royal government dealing with domestic and foreign affairs. Usually the person filling this office was a Bishop chosen for his knowledge of the law.
An eminent public figure elected for life by the Senate, as the constitutional head of the University. The Chancellor has certain statutory duties. His principal public responsibility in modern times has been the conferment of Honorary Degrees.
The non-executive head of the University. An honorary position, the Chancellor chairs meetings of the University's governing body, the Senate, and presides over graduation ceremonies amongst other duties.
The Chancellor is the Chair of the governing body of the University, the University Council. The position is honorary, and is traditionally filled by a person who is not an employee of the University. It is customarily filled by a person who has a high level of public esteem, and who is thus well placed to represent the University in public, governmental and civic occasions.
A judge appointed by the Bishop of London after consultation with the Lord Chancellor and the Dean of the Arches. The Chancellor is the Judge of the Consistory Court of the Diocese. The Court decides whether or not to grant a Faculty when it is applied for. The Chancellor is independent of the Bishop.