University of Manitoba Board of Governors Chair, Patricia Bovey, is pleased to announce the re-election of Harvey Secter as Chancellor of the University for a third term beginning June 1, 2016. Mr. Secter, a highly respected business, community and academic leader with a long history with the University, has served as the 13th Chancellor of the University of Manitoba since January, 2010.
The re-election of Chancellor Secter took place on February 3, 2016 at a meeting of the Committee of Election. This committee was established in The University of Manitoba Act for the sole purpose of electing a chancellor. Its membership consists of all members of the Board of Governors and of Senate, and is chaired by the Chair of the Board of Governors.
The Chancellor, as titular head of the University, confers all degrees and diplomas, and plays a leading role in advancing the University.