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University Chancellor
Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton

Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton has become the University’s 11th and first female Chancellor. An internationally recognised public servant, Secretary Clinton has strong links with Queen’s and Northern Ireland, especially because of her outstanding contribution to peace and reconciliation in Northern Ireland. In October 2018, she received an Honorary Degree from the University for her exceptional public service. She is a strong advocate for Northern Ireland and an inspirational role model for the Queen’s community.


The Chancellor fulfils the following roles for Queen’s: 

  • Acting as the titular head of the University
  • Ceremonial, which involves presiding at degree congregations
  • Ambassadorial, where the office holder helps to support the University globally as it seeks to fulfil its mission
  • Advisory working to support the President and Vice-Chancellor, Senate and Management Team by providing counsel and guidance

For more information, please contact Anne Maxwell, Office of the Vice-President, Strategic Engagement And External Affairs,


Hillary Rodham Clinton Installation Speech as Chancellor
Chancellor Clinton Speaks at Agreement 25 Conference (April 2023)