Former EU Commissioner appointed UM Pro-Chancellor

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Former European Commissioner Karmenu Vella has been appointed Pro-Chancellor of the University of Malta for a period of three years and will succeed Michael Sciriha who occupied the post for the past seven years.

Vella who served as European Commissioner for the Environment, Fisheries and Maritime, had served as Minister in various cabinets along the years under four different prime ministers. He was first elected MP in 1976.

The former EU Commissioner is an architect by profession. He obtained a Masters in Tourism Management from the University of Sheffield.

In a statement Education Minister Owen Bonnici said that Vella’s international profile will benefit the University of Malta in helping it advance in its reputation. He thanked outgoing pro-chancellor for his work.