Tuesday, 20 September 2011

UHI Celebration - 18

Here we see The Chair of the University Court and (on his left) the Principal and Vice-Chancellor (James A Fraser) posing for this photo.

James Fraser has now been involved in the creation of three Scottish Universities!

Brought up in Inverinate, he was a pupil at Plockton High School before going on to the University of Edinburgh where he gained a first-class MA honours degree in mental philosophy. He also has a Master of Education degree from the University of Stirling.

He began his career as a lecturer in English and Liberal Studies at the former Inverness Technical College and later moved into senior management roles over 23 years for the University of Stirling, the former Queen Margaret College (now Queen Margaret University) in Edinburgh and latterly at the University of Paisley (now the University of the West of Scotland) as Secretary.

James Fraser joined UHI Millennium Institue as Secretary in September 2002, also becoming Deputy Principal in 2007.

He became the first Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Highlands and Islands in February 2011.

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