The Principal's Office is made up of the senior management of the University who hold responsibility for specific areas of the University, such as teaching, research or meeting business needs. The Principal's Office serves the Principal and other key officials of the University.
Professor Sally Mapstone
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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Master of the United College, Professor Garry Taylor
The Master of the United College is line manager to the 18 Heads of School and oversees the strategic planning of Schools in relation to academic appointments, space and resource allocation.
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Derek A Watson FCCA
The Quaestor and Factor provides leadership in the development of the University’s non-academic services.
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Professor Lorna Milne
The Proctor is responsible for all strategy and practices related to learning and teaching within the University.
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The Vice-Principal for Governance provides strategic leadership and management and is responsible for ensuring that the University functions within simple, clear and effective governance arrangements.
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Professor Brad MacKay
The Vice-Principal for International Strategy and External Relations is responsible for developing and managing strategic relationships national and international.
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Professor J Derek Woollins
The Vice-Principal (Research and Innovation) holds responsibility for research within the University.
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