All votes in the election for your new Rector have now been counted and we are delighted to inform you that Keith Harris has been elected.

The final result was:

  • Keith Harris – 101 votes
  • Mike Arnott – 95 votes

Returning Officers for the election were Janice Aitken and Stephen Land.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. In the decades since he was a student here he has forged a great career in the music industry, having been General Manager of Motown Records and subsequently Operations Manager for Stevie Wonder’s companies.

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. Our thanks also to Mike for standing for election and making it a very close race. Here’s what Keith had to say about his new appointment

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 this new role, but I intend to give it the highest priority.

Keith Harris

Rector