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Chancellor of the University of Technology (UTech), Sir Bill Morris, is the new Chancellor of Staffordshire University in the United Kingdom (UK).
“This will be an exciting role for me. I very much look forward to working more closely with a university that is committed to giving people from all backgrounds the opportunities they deserve,” Sir Bill said of his appointment to the largely ceremonial role at Staffordshire.
Sir Bill was knighted in the Queen’s 2003 birthday honours list. He was awarded the Order of Jamaica by the Jamaican government in October 2002. Earlier this year, he was placed joint seventh in the list of 100 great black Britons.
The Chancellor was named an honorary graduate of Staffordshire University in 2002. He is considered one of the most influential black persons in the UK and is an outspoken advocate of workers’ rights, racial equality as well as the rights of migrants and refugees. He is currently heading an enquiry into the treatment of ethnic minority police officers in London.
Sir Bill, who recently retired as General Secretary of the Transport and General Workers Union (TGWU) has been Chancellor of UTech since 1999.

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