University Gazette, 5 June 2008: University Agenda
CONGREGATION 10 June
Notice of cancellation
The meeting of Congregation is cancelled. The sole business comprises questions to which no opposition has been notified and in respect of which no request for an adjournment has been received, and Mr Vice-Chancellor will accordingly declare the resolution carried and the Legislative Proposals approved without a meeting under the provisions of Sect. 7 (1) of Statute IV (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, Vol. 133, p. 100).
CONGREGATION 24 June 2 p.m.
¶ Members of Congregation are reminded that written notice of any intention to vote against the proposal below, signed by at least two members of Congregation, must be given to the Registrar by noon on Monday, 16 June (see the note on the conduct of business in Congregation at the end of 'University Agenda').
Approval of appointment of Vice-Chancellor
The proposal that ANDREW D. HAMILTON, B.SC Exe, M.SC British Columbia, PH.D Camb, FRS, currently Provost and the Benjamin Silliman Professor of Chemistry and Professor in the Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University, be appointed Vice-Chancellor for seven years from 1 October 2009, duly made by Council on the recommendation of the Nominating Committee for the Vice-Chancellorship under the provisions of regulation 5 of Council Regulations 21 of 2002 (Supplement (2) to Gazette No. 4628, 26 June 2002, p. 1418), as amended on 23 March 2006 (Gazette, Vol. 136, p. 837), made under section 8 of Statute IX concerning Officers of the University (published in Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002), will be submitted for approval.
¶ Under the regulation cited, Council's proposal for the appointment of a new Vice-Chancellor shall be deemed approved unless it is rejected with at least 125 members of Congregation voting in favour of rejection.
Note from Council: Council has agreed, on the unanimous recommendation of the Nominating Committee 1 for the Vice-Chancellorship, and under the powers available to it under section 18(2) of Statute VI to suspend Regulation 2 of Council Regulations 21 of 2002 in order to make an appointment in this specific case for seven years. 2
Further information regarding Professor Hamilton can be found at www.ox.ac.uk/media.
1 Membership of the Nominating Committee can be found at www.admin.ox.ac.uk/vc/vcnominating.shtml.
2 A report of the special meeting of Council held on 2 June and setting out the background information about this decision can be found at www.admin.ox.ac.uk/vc/reports/2007-08/080602.shtml.