Rector Keith Harris OBE is a consultant in the music industry and artist manager, who is the former chair of UK Music’s Diversity & Equality Taskforce. Keith has worked in the music industry on both sides of the Atlantic for more than four decades as a promotions manager, and he is one of the most high-profile black executives in the business, with artists he has represented including Stevie Wonder.
The Rector is elected to serve the students’ interests, including at the University Court, the governing body of the institution. Keith will serve an initial three-year period in the post.
Keith is a former President of DUSA. We are delighted to welcome Keith back into the University community, and we are sure he will be an excellent representative for all our students.
“I am absolutely delighted to have been elected as Rector of the University of Dundee. Both the University and the city have had a life-changing impact on me, and I want to use the position to make sure that all students are positively impacted by their time at the University. It will take a little time to settle into the role, but I intend to give it the highest priority.”
Keith Harris joined the DUSA Exec for a tour of Campus and beyond before his official installation ceremony this afternoon at 3pm. Keith was President of DUSA in 1973 and has gone on to have an incredible career in the music industry, even becoming Stevie Wonder’s manager. pic.twitter.com/nZFh8eKs9V— University of Dundee (@dundeeuni) April 21, 2022