President of Imperial College London

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The President of Imperial College London is the highest academic official of Imperial College London.[1] The President, formerly known as the Rector, is the chief executive, elected by the Council of the college and Chairman of the Senate.[2] The position is currently held by Alice Gast, who succeed Keith O'Nions in August 2014.

In 2012 the responsibilities were separated into two posts, the President & Rector whose duty is to "promote Imperial's position as a global university" and Provost who will "be responsible for advancing and delivering the College's core academic mission - education, research and translation."[3] Alice Gast now serves as President & Rector, while James Stirling became the first Provost of Imperial College London in August 2013.[4]

The Rector's residence is a large house on Queen's Gate, at the southwest corner of the college's campus in South Kensington, London.

List of RectorsEdit

List of PresidentsEdit

Until some time into Alice Gast's tenure the role was known as both President and Rector.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Rectors of Imperial College,
  2. ^ Past Rectors, Imperial College London, retrieved 2009-03-21
  3. ^ "Imperial College London announces plans for new leadership". Imperial College London. 30 April 2012. Retrieved 20 April 2012.
  4. ^ "James Stirling to be Imperial's first Provost". Imperial College London. 12 December 2012. Retrieved 14 January 2013.
  5. ^ "Keith O'Nions Takes Over as Rector". Imperial Live!. 2009-01-04.

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