Definition of vice chancellor in US English:

vice chancellor


  • 1A deputy chancellor, especially one of a British university who discharges most of its administrative duties.

    • ‘Dr. Carl Blackwell, who served as executive vice chancellor under the old system, is named interim chancellor of colleges and universities under the new system.’
    • ‘Before being appointed vice chancellor of AMU, Rahman held high posts in Jammu and Kashmir.’
    • ‘Dr. Jim L. Turner, assistant vice chancellor for graduate programs at UCLA, wonders if that isn't misleading.’
    • ‘In 1968, he was appointed vice chancellor for student affairs.’
    • ‘His previous role was deputy vice chancellor at the University of North London.’
    • ‘PROF A. M. PATHAN, a distinguished geologist, has been appointed as vice chancellor of Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad.’
    • ‘He was appointed UCLA's executive vice chancellor in 1996.’
    • ‘But the retiring vice chancellor of Cambridge University, Alec Broers, has called for the cap to be raised to £6,000.’
    • ‘He was named chancellor at UW-Madison in 1993 after serving as vice chancellor for academic affairs, provost and interim chancellor.’
    • ‘Five years ago Alexandra Burslem was appointed vice chancellor at the city's largest university.’
    head, chief, director, leader, governor, principal, master, chancellor, dean, rector, warden, provost, captain, figurehead
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  • 2Law
    A judge appointed to assist a chancellor, especially in chancery court or court of equity.


vice chancellor

/ˌvīs ˈCHans(ə)lər//ˌvaɪs ˈtʃæns(ə)lər/