George Windsor, Earl of St Andrews, has been appointed Chancellor of the University of Bolton.
George Windsor is the oldest son of The Duke and Duchess of Kent. He served in the Diplomatic Service in New York and Budapest. George also serves as the patron, chairman, trustee of several organisations including SOS Children’s Villages UK, Worldwide Cancer Research. As well as that, he serves as Patron of the Welsh Sinfonia which is Wales’ professional chamber orchestra, and he is a Patron of University of Cambridge among other appointments to other organisations.
“Bolton is a very special University, and the Earl will add a tremendous amount to our community both as a scholar himself, but moreover because of his passion for higher education.”
-Professor George Holmes, President & Vice Chancellor of Bolton University
The previous Chancellor of the University, Sir Ernest Ryder who ended his term in the end in December 2016, said that the new appointment of the Earl was an event of great importance in the history of the University and “a matter of significant pride and personal pleasure to us”. The Chairman of the Board of Governors, Rt Reverend Bishop Nigel McCulloch said that “we are delighted at the Earl’s appointment”
An installation ceremony for the new Chancellor will take place at the end of March to celebrate what the University describes as a historic appointment.