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All-Staff email relating to Queen's Chancellor Dr Tom Moran

Dear Colleague

It is with great sadness that I announce the death of our Chancellor, Dr Tom Moran.  Tom has passed away peacefully in New York following a short illness.

We are grateful for Tom’s unwavering support and commitment to the University since he was appointed Chancellor in May 2015.  Tom considered it a privilege and honour to be our Chancellor and embraced the role with passion and excitement, often commenting how special it was for him to be part of the Queen’s family.  He particularly enjoyed engaging with our students during the Graduation Ceremonies and, for him, Graduation was the highlight of the year.  He travelled regularly from the States to support University events and joined colleagues in 2016 for the award of our sixth Queen’s Anniversary Prize at Buckingham Palace.  

Tom was a real inspiration to all those who knew him and will be sorely missed.

We extend our deepest sympathy to his wife Joan and the wider family circle.

Kind Regards


Professor Ian Greer
President and Vice-Chancellor