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University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. // History Because of the above definition, the oldest universities in the world were all European, as the awarding of academic degrees was not a custom of older institutions of learning in Asia and Africa. ... A University Chancellor is the title frequently used — particularly in Europe — to indicate the head of a university. ... The word rector (ruler, from the Latin regere) has a number of different meanings. ...


In the United States the relative senority varies between institutions. In the Republic of Ireland the President of a university (called the Provost in the case of Trinity College Dublin) is essentially the chief executive officer of the university (with the Chancellor being a purely ceremonial role). They are usually assisted in this regard by the university Registrar. In Northern Ireland the President is the chief academic and adminstrative officer of the university and is usually also the Vice-Chancellor of the university. Provost (through O. Fr. ... The College of the Holy and Undivided Trinity of Queen Elizabeth near Dublin or more commonly Trinity College, Dublin (TCD) was founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I, is the only constituent college of the University of Dublin, Irelands oldest university. ... A chief executive officer (CEO) or chief executive is the highest-ranking corporate officer or executive officer of a corporation, company, or agency. ... Chancellor (Latin: cancellarius), an official title used by most of the peoples whose civilization has arisen directly or indirectly out of the Roman empire. ... Royal motto: Quis separabit (Latin: Who will separate?) Northern Irelands location within the UK Official languages English, Irish, Ulster Scots Capital and largest city Belfast First Minister Office suspended Area  - Total Ranked 4th 13,843 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 4th 1,685,267 122/km² NUTS 1...


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In some state university systems, the Chancellor has authority over all universities in the system, and therefore ranks higher than the presidents of individual universities within the system. In other state university systems, the President has authority over multiple campuses, each of which is headed by a Chancellor who is under the authority of the President.


There have been a number of instances in American history where a University President has used that position as a springboard to political office. For example, Woodrow Wilson was the President of Princeton University from 1902 to 1910, before being elected Governor of New Jersey and then President of the United States. Thomas Woodrow Wilson (December 28, 1856 – February 3, 1924) was the 28th President of the United States (1913–1921). ... Princeton University, located in Princeton, New Jersey, is the fifth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States. ... 1902 (MCMII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... A governor is also a device that regulates the speed of a machine. ... State nickname: The Garden State Official languages None defined Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Governor Richard Codey (D) Acting, Outgoing Jon Corzine (D) (Governor-Elect) Senators Jon Corzine (D) (Outgoing) Bob Menendez (D) (named as Corzines replacement) Frank Lautenberg (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 47th 22,608 km² 14. ... The President of the United States (unofficially abbreviated POTUS) is the head of state of the United States. ...


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University President - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (327 words)
In the Republic of Ireland the President of a university (called the Provost in the case of Trinity College Dublin) is essentially the chief executive officer of the university (with the Chancellor being a purely ceremonial role).
In Northern Ireland the President is the chief academic and administrative officer of the university and is usually also the Vice-Chancellor of the university.
In Wales, the title of President rather than Chancellor is given to the ceremonial head of constituent institutions of the University of Wales (which has a single Chancellor for the whole federal body) and also of Cardiff University, which retained the usage when it left the University of Wales.
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