Chancellor Search

Brandon University is currently conducting a search for its next Chancellor, and is accepting nominations through the BU Senate.

The Chancellor serves as the formal head of Brandon University, and they are chosen for their ability to provide high-level vision, guidance and wisdom. They act in an advisory and supportive role to the President.

The Chancellor is a member of both the university’s governing bodies, the Board of Governors and the Senate, and they provide leadership and advice in fundraising campaigns and in relations with donors.

The Chancellor presides over each Convocation, where they bring greetings and advice to the graduating students as well as officially conferring the degrees.

The Chancellor also serves as a general ambassador for the university, supporting and promoting BU’s mission and values. Occasionally, they represent the University in an official capacity at external functions, and they host, attend or preside at other special events.

Nominate a candidate

Any member of the Senate may submit a nomination for the Chancellorship, with supporting information, to the Executive Committee. Non-Senators may suggest a potential nominee to a Senator who could submit the official nomination. The full Senate membership list is found at

All nominations are accepted in the strictest confidence. You are encouraged to not discuss a nomination even with the person you have nominated. Representatives of Brandon University will make overtures to the selected candidate.

Nominations will be accepted until January 28, 2021.