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New chancellor cites university's importance


Royden SomervilleThe University of Otago's new chancellor says he is aware of the importance of the institution to both Dunedin and New Zealand. It was announced yesterday the university council had selected Dr Royden Somerville QC to replace current chancellor John Ward, in January. The chancellor chairs the university council and also confers degrees and diplomas at university graduation ceremonies. The university's pro-chancellor, he joined the university council in 2010 and became a ministerial appointee in 2012. Mr Ward retires from the university council on December 31.tim.miller@odt.co.nz


Source: Otago Daily Times November 14, 2017 16:07 UTC


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