Hertfordshire appoints new vice-chancellor

Quintin McKellar, principal of the Royal Veterinary College, will take over from Tim Wilson when he retires, writes Sarah Cunnane

The University of Hertfordshire has announced that Quintin McKellar will take up the post of vice-chancellor when Tim Wilson retires after seven years at the helm.

Professor McKellar is currently principal of the Hertfordshire-based Royal Veterinary College, a position he has held for the past six years.

Prior to this, he was the director of the Moredun Research Institute and professor of veterinary pharmacology at the University of Glasgow.

Professor McKellar is also an accomplished rower who represented Scotland in the 1986 Commonwealth Games.

Jo Connell, chair of the university’s board of governors, said he would be “an excellent and inspiring vice-chancellor who will build on the university’s reputation as innovative and enterprising and will ensure that it continues to be seen as an exemplar in the sector”.

Professor McKellar will take up the vice-chancellor post in January 2011.


Already registered?

Sign in now if you are already registered or a current subscriber. Or subscribe for unrestricted access to our digital editions and iPad and iPhone app.

Featured Jobs

Associate Dean (Education), Quality and Innovation AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY (ANU)

Register to continue  

You've enjoyed reading five THE articles this month. Register now to get five more, or subscribe for unrestricted access.

Most Commented

Universities to scale back liberal arts and social science courses

  • David Humphries illustration (24 September 2015)

A Russell Group tagline rap is further proof that we need to reform the academy’s approach, argues Philip Moriarty

  • World University Rankings 2015-2016 methodology

Change for the better: fuelled by more comprehensive data, the 2015-2016 rankings probe deeper than ever

  • World University Rankings

US continues to lose its grip as institutions in Europe up their game

Inspired by previous movement in 1960s, PhD students say that ‘science is not neutral’ and urge scientists to confront their assumptions