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Nominations Committee

Terms of reference

Terms of reference

    1. To recommend to Council the names of persons who might be invited to fill Council-appointed vacancies on the Court
    2. To submit nominations for approval by the Council for the award of Honorary Degrees and additional non-academic honorary awards by the University
    3. To consider any other matters referred to the Committee by Council
    4. To consider all nominations in accordance with the University's equality and diversity policies


          Constituency and membership of Nominations Committee

            • The Vice-Chancellor
              • Professor Koen Lamberts (Chair)
              The Chair of Council
              • Mr Gerard Lemos 
            • The SU President
              • Mr Alex Urquhart 
            • Five lay members appointed by Council and usually members of Court or Council
              • Ms Noirin Carmody (until 31 July 2019)
              • Mr Mike Galloway (until 31 July 2018)
              • Baroness Angela Harris (until 31 July 2018)
              • Mr Keith Hyman (until 31 July 2017) TBC
              • Vacancy
            • Four members of the academic staff appointed by Senate
              • Professor Ana Cavalcanti, Computer Science (until 31 July 2019)
              • Professor Bob Doherty, York Management School (until 31 July 2019)
              • Ms Sarah Brown, History of Art (until 31 July 2018)
              • Professor John Schofield, Department of Archaeology (until 31 July 2020)
            • In attendance
              • The Registrar and Secretary, Ms Jo Horsburgh
              • The Director of External Relations, Ms Joan Concannon
              • The University Governance Officer, Dr Philip Evans

          Meeting dates

          Nominations Committee meeting dates 2017/18

          • Friday 13 October 2017, 11.00am
          • Friday 9 February 2018, 11.00am
          • Friday 27 April 2018, 11.00am
          • Friday 29 June 2018, 11.00am


          The criteria, deadline and process for submitting honorary degree nominations are available via the External Relations webpage

          Nominations Committee
          reports to Council


          • Vice-Chancellor, Professor Koen Lamberts

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