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University president is the title of the highest ranking officer within a
university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as chancellor or rector.
The relative seniority varies between institutions. In the
Republic of Irelandthe president of a university (called the provost in the case of Trinity College Dublin) is essentially the chief executive officerof the university (with the chancellorbeing a purely ceremonial role). They are usually assisted in this regard by the university registrar. In Northern Ireland, the president is the chief academic and administrative officer of the university and is usually also the vice-chancellorof the university. In Wales, the title of president rather than chancellor is given to the ceremonial head of constituent institutions of the University of Wales(which has a single chancellor for the whole federal body) and also of Cardiff University, which retained the usage when it left the University of Wales.
In some state university systems, the chancellor has authority over all universities in the system, and therefore ranks higher than the presidents of individual universities within the system. In other state university systems, the president has authority over multiple campuses, each of which is headed by a chancellor who is under the authority of the president.
There have been a number of instances in American history where a university president has used that position as a springboard to political office. For example,
Woodrow Wilsonwas the President of Princeton Universityfrom 1902 to 1910, before being elected Governorof New Jerseyand then President of the United States. Dwight D. Eisenhowerwas also President of Columbia Universityfrom 1948 until 1953 before becoming President of the United States.
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