Robin Harper has been elected to serve as Rector of the University of Aberdeen.
The Green MSP begins his new three-year tenure this July. Mr Harper was standing for Rector against Hamish Mackay, a local media consultant. Students voted 326 to 205 in Mr Harper’s favour.
The results were announced tonight (May 12) by Professor Stephen Logan, University Senior Vice-Principal.
Mr Harper said: “I’m absolutely delighted. I have a long connection with Aberdeen since I graduated from the University in 1962 and there has not been a year when I have not visited.
“I have also been a frequent speaker at the University debater and I have friends in Aberdeen who I visit regularly.
“I’m really looking forward to working with the present team who are fantastic and future teams at the Students’ Association.”
The new appointment was welcomed by Professor C Duncan Rice, the University Principal. He said: “I am delighted to welcome Robin Harper as the new Rector for the University of Aberdeen.
“The Rector plays an important role in representing and supporting our students and I am confident that Mr Harper will serve them well.”