Vice-Principal (Governance and Planning)
Professor Ronald Piper
Professor Ron Piper is the Vice-Principal for Governance and Planning.
Responsibilities of the Vice-Principal for Governance and Planning include support for the University Court (the University’s governing body) and its committees, oversight of the Court & Senate office, advice on appeals and complaints, convening of the University’s Risk Management Group, convening of the ICT Strategy and Planning Group, participation in workforce planning, formulation of policies, and guidance on wider issues of governance within the University and in the sector. The role is part of the senior management team of the University, the Principal’s Office, and involves a range of additional tasks and projects in that context.
A physics graduate of Pomona College, California, and a New Testament graduate of Kings College London, Professor Piper has been on the staff of the University since April 1980 when he was made a Lecturer in New Testament Studies. He served as Head of the School of Divinity at the University of St Andrews from 1992-2001 and Dean of the Faculty of Divinity 2001-2002. Between 2002 and 2003 he was Research Fellow of the Center of Theological Inquiry at Princeton University, New Jersey, USA, returning to the University of St Andrews as Vice-Principal (Learning and Teaching) in 2003. From 2007 to the present he has served as Vice-Principal for Governance and Planning, and he is Secretary to the University Court. Professor Piper also served on the Theology & Religious Studies panel for the UK Research Assessment Exercise 2008.
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