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Wales Office Minister Baroness Randerson: Lord Rowan Williams will be an “exemplary Chancellor of the University of South Wales”

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Wales Office Minister Baroness Randerson welcomed a host of academics and political figures to Gwydyr House today [17 June] as the University of South Wales announced that the scholar and academic Rt Revd and Rt Hon Lord Williams of Oystermouth is set to become its next Chancellor.

Lord Williams, who served as Archbishop of Canterbury from 2002 to 2012 and is now Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge, will succeed Rt Hon Lord Morris of Aberavon KG QC, who today hosted the event at the Wales Office building on Whitehall.

Following the reception, Wales Office Minister Baroness Randerson said:

I was delighted and honoured that the Wales Office was the chosen location for such a prestigious announcement. I first met Lord Williams 15 years ago and I know that he will be an exemplary Chancellor of the University of South Wales.

His drive and expertise will be a real boost for the University and I cannot think of anyone better to fulfil this role and take the University forward on its path to becoming recognised as a global presence in the higher education community.

I look forward to meeting Rt Hon Lord Williams at the University in the very near future to continue the links we have already formed with the University of South Wales.

I would also like to thank Rt Hon Lord Morris for his work with the University to date. He has played a significant part in developing the University to where it is today and should be rightly proud of all his achievements.

For further information on the announcement, please contact University of South Wales communications team on 01443 483 362.