Niue Premier Dalton Emani Makamau Tagelagi was installed as the 28th Chancellor of The University of the South Pacific (USP) during the Niue Campus graduation ceremony held at the Niue High School multi-purpose hall at Paliati earlier this week.
His term as Chancellor is for one year from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022. The USP Chancellorship is rotated amongst USP’s 12-member countries’ Heads of State or Government. The Chancellor confers Degrees and awards Diplomas and Certificates of the University.
USP’s Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Pal Ahluwalia, says the newly appointed Chancellor will play an integral role in promoting the University to the broader community and was confident that Hon. Tagelagi would make a great ambassador for the University in the region and internationally.
Premier Tagelagi says it was an honour to be appointed Chancellor and looks forward to visiting USP’s regional campuses in his role as Chancellor.
“I pledge to continue upholding and maintaining the integrity of the role as were done by the previous 27 Chancellors before me. As the titular head of the University, I am duty-bound to uphold the University Statutes and Charter during my tenure,” he added.
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