Definition of vice chancellor noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


vice chancellor

BrE BrE//ˌvaɪs ˈtʃɑːnsələ(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌvaɪs ˈtʃænsələr//
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the head of a university in Britain, who is in charge of the work of running the university. (Compare the chancellor, who is the official head of a university but only has duties at various ceremonies.) See related entries: University people Culture In the US, a vice chancellor is the assistant to the chancellor, who is the senior university official, with the most responsibility and power. Many US universities, however, use the titles 'president' and 'vice-president' instead of 'chancellor' and 'vice chancellor'.