16 june 2008

Professor Andrew Hamilton confirmed as next Vice-Chancellor

Andy Hamilton
Professor Andrew Hamilton, FRS

The appointment of Professor Andrew Hamilton as the next Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford has now been confirmed. Professor Hamilton will succeed Dr John Hood in October 2009.

Professor Hamilton’s nomination was announced on 3 June after the University Council accepted the unanimous recommendation of the Nominating Committee for the Vice-Chancellorship. However, University regulations make it possible for members of Congregation, the University’s parliament, to object to a nomination. The deadline for objections passed at noon today, with none received.

Professor Hamilton, who is currently Provost of Yale University, said: "I am delighted that my future colleagues have shown this confidence in me and my appointment. It is still well over a year until I take up my new duties but I would like to assure everyone at Oxford, and all those associated with it, that I shall work tirelessly to repay their trust and to help ensure that a great University has an even better future."

As the nomination of Professor Hamilton was the only scheduled business for the meeting of Congregation on 24 June, the meeting is cancelled. Formal notice of the cancellation of the meeting will appear in the University Gazette of 20 June.