Dr. Clark Brundin, formerly Vice Chancellor of Warwick University, UK and President of Templeton College, University of Oxford, serves as the first Honorary Chancellor of Oxonia, championing the Network internationally. He will bring insight and advice to the network regarding international collaboration and partnerships and his role is to encourage academic and entrepreneurial engagement among member institutions.
Message from Oxonia Honorary Chancellor
Dr. Brundin's background
Dr. Brundin graduated with highest honours in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. In 1963 he joined the Department of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford, where he lectured in Mechanical Engineering, and led an internationally recognized research group in rarefied gas dynamics. He served for three years as Chairman of the Sub-Faculty of Engineering Science, for three years as Senior Tutor of Jesus College, and for six years as Estates Bursar of the College, responsible for its financial administration.
From 1980, he served on the General Board of the Faculties, the body responsible for the academic administration of the University of Oxford, and was appointed as its Chairman in 1984. In October 1985, he took up the post of Vice Chancellor of the University of Warwick and served there for seven years. In October 1992, he became the founding Director of the new Oxford University School of Management Studies (now the Said Business School) and President of Templeton College, Oxford. He was elected to the Hebdomadal Council [Governing Body] of the University of Oxford in 1993. Dr Brundin was a Vice-Chairman of the Committee of Vice Chancellors and Principals, and was Chairman of the Funding Group for Teacher Training of the Polytechnics and Colleges Funding Council. He retired from full time employment in October 1996, is now a Visiting Scholar at the Centre for Studies in Higher Education, University of California.