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University governance

University governance

Details of governance arrangements for
De Montfort University

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The Lord Alli was named Chancellor of De Montfort University in 2006. The Chancellor acts as the ceremonial figurehead and presides at the university’s Graduation Ceremonies, supported by a number of appointed Pro Chancellors.

The Chancellor also has an important ambassadorial role, working with the Vice-Chancellor to represent the interests of De Montfort University nationally and internationally.

Read a short biography of the Chancellor|.

The Board of Governors

The Board of Governors is responsible for the determination of the educational character and mission of the university and for the general oversight of its activities.  It approves the university’s strategy, which supports and informs the setting of the strategic and other priorities for the future.

The Chair of the Board has a specific role in leading the Board and ensuring that it operates effectively. The current Chair is Mr Ian Blatchford, Director of The Science Museum Group.

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Vice-Chancellor and Executive Board

The Vice-Chancellor of De Montfort University is Professor Dominic Shellard. The Vice-Chancellor is accountable to the Board of Governors for the organisation, direction and management of the university. 

The Vice-Chancellor is supported by an Executive Board, which plays a crucial role in developing and implementing the university’s strategies and plans.

Read further information about the Vice-Chancellor and Executive Board|.

Executive, Governance and Legal Services

The Executive, Governance and Legal Services directorate provides executive, legal, administrative and secretarial services to the Vice-Chancellor, the university’s Executive Board and the Board of Governors. It is home to the Office of the Clerk to the Board of Governors, to those providing direct support to members of the university’s executive, to an in-house legal function and to a reception function serving the Trinity House building.

Read further information about Executive, Governance and Legal Services|.

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