Lancaster University was granted its charter in September 1964.
The Chancellor is the formal head of the University and attends on special occasions such as degree ceremonies.
The Pro-Chancellor is a senior lay member of the University. They are responsible for chairing Council and are involved in the strategic, financial and physical management of the University.
The Vice-Chancellor is the chief academic and executive officer of the University and is supported by 4 Pro Vice-Chancellors. The Pro Vice-Chancellors provide support in the following areas: