The new Chancellor, Ulo-o-Tokelau, His Excellency Aliki Faipule Kerisiano Kalolo puts on the gown during his installation at the Graduation Ceremony. He is assisted on stage by the Pro Chancellor, Mr Ikbal Jannif.
A major highlight during the 2012 USP Graduation Ceremony held on 7 September was the installation of the University’s new Chancellor, Ulo-o-Tokelau, His Excellency Aliki Faipule Kerisiano Kalolo.
The Chancellor is the titular head of the University, who confers the qualifications of the University.
H.E. Aliki Faipule Kerisiano Kalolo is the 19th Chancellor of the University. He takes over from the former Chancellor, the Governor-General of the Solomon Islands, Sir Frank Kabui.
The Vice-Chancellor and President of USP, Professor Rajesh Chandra warmly welcomed the new Chancellor to the USP family.
“We look forward to working with you to advance the work of the University,” he added.
Professor Chandra said that the new Chancellor’s appointment and installation truly demonstrates the regional character of the University and its importance to all its member countries, large and small.
“Tokelau being our smallest member is very much a valuable member of the USP family,” he mentioned.
The new Chancellor conferred certificates, diplomas and degrees to 802 students at the Vodafone Arena in Suva.