A journalist of Indian-origin, Ranvir Singh, 39, has taken over as Chancellor of the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in northwest England.
She becomes the third Chancellor of the university in Preston, the city she grew up in and completed a post-graduate Diploma in Broadcast Journalism from, in the year 2000.
"I am immensely proud to accept the University's offer of becoming its new Chancellor. I am Preston born and bred, I studied for my post-graduate degree in journalism here and the experience helped to shape me and my career….. In fact, had this ceremony been on any other day I'd have been covering Donald Trump's inauguration in Washington", says Ms. Singh on her appointment.
Ms. Singh is a renowned broadcast journalist in the UK, with a regular on ITV channel's news shows. She also presents her own primetime series for ITV, 'Real Stories with Ranvir Singh'.
In 2013, she received the UCLan Honorary Fellowship for her contribution to broadcasting. She took over as Chancellor from Sir Richard Evans and the ceremony also marked the inauguration of Professor Mike Thomas as the university's fourth Vice-Chancellor.