The Chancellor’s Committee was established in 1977 by the then Chancellor, Sir Hermann Black. Its aim was to raise awareness of the University among the general public, to encourage people to come to the University campus, and to raise funds to carry out projects of University-wide significance for which funding might not be available from traditional sources.
The current membership exceeds one hundred, comprising of graduates, past and present University staff and others interested in the welfare of the University and its students. All members are volunteers.
The Committee meets quarterly and is governed by an elected Executive Committee. The Committee’s formal connection with the University is through the Division of Alumni and Development. Traditionally the current Chancellor serves as the Committee’s Patron.