Leicester Graduate Becomes Vice-Chancellor

Professor Andy Hakin has recently been appointed as the President and Vice-Chancellor
of St Francis Xavier University in Canada. StFX is located in Antigonish in Nova Scotia on Canada’s east coast.


Andy did his first degree in Chemistry at the University of Leicester and remained here to do a PhD under the supervision of Mike Blandamer, graduating in 1987. He then did postdoctoral work at the University of Alberta and has worked in Canada ever since. Prior to arriving at StFX he was a Professor of Chemistry at the University of Lethbridge and served as their Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost for the 13 years. His move to StFX started on 1st July 2020.

Andy’s wife, Linda, is also a graduate of the University of Leicester and holds a BA in Economics and Economic History. We wish Andy and Linda all the best and hope to see them in Leicester on a future visit.

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