Principal elected Vice Convener of Universities Scotland

By Press Office

QMU's Principal elected Vice Convener of Universities Scotland

Sir Paul Grice FRSE, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Queen Margaret University, has been elected to the role of Vice Convener of Universities Scotland, for a period of two years, from 1 August 2022 to 31 July 2024.

At the same time as Sir Paul was elected Vice Convener, Professor Sally Mapstone, Principal & Vice Chancellor at the University of St Andrews, was elected Convener.

Universities Scotland represents all 19 of Scotland’s higher education institutions.

Sir Paul has been Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Queen Margaret University since 2019. He is the former Clerk and Chief Executive of the Scottish Parliament. Sir Paul served as a member of the University Court of Stirling from 2006-2013 and as a member of the Economic and Social Research Council from 2009-2015. A fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and of the Academy of Social Sciences, he is also a Board Member of the James Hutton Institute.

Sir Paul said: “I am immensely proud to be elected by my fellow Principals as Vice Convener of Universities Scotland. Universities are engines of prosperity, change and social justice with strong track records. Scotland is one of the best higher education sectors in the world, and our aim as a group of university leaders is to ensure we build on that success so that we can make an even greater impact in supporting all the communities we serve.”

Read more about the appointments of Sir Paul and Professor Sally Mapstone on the Universities Scotland website.

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