Key officials

The University is advised and managed by a team of officials with the Principal and Vice-Chancellor at the head. Find out about some of the key figures within the University governance below. 

The Principal and Vice-Chancellor

Professor Dame Sally Mapstone FRSE

Professor Dame Sally Mapstone FRSE is the Principal and Vice-Chancellor. The Principal and Vice-Chancellor is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the University of St Andrews. Since the mid 1800s it has been customary that one person holds two titles: the post of Principal representing the executive function and the post of Vice-Chancellor the ceremonial function.
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Professor Sally Mapstone, Principal

The Chancellor

The Rt Hon Lord Campbell of Pittenweem CH CBE QC

The Rt Hon Lord Campbell of Pittenweem CH CBE QC is the official head of the University, consulted on public matters and able to confer degrees.
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University Chancellor, Sir Menzies Campbell


Dr Leyla Hussein OBE

The Rector presides over meetings of the University Court and supports the student body at local and national levels.
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Profile image of Leyla sitting in front of a book shelf. Leyla is wearing a navy blue dress, has gold bracelet on her left hand and a gold and purple ring also on her left hand.

Acting Senior Lay Member

Professor Stuart Monro OBE FRSE

The Senior Lay Member has a key role to play in the governance of the University.
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Professor Stuart Monro OBE, FRSE