The Vice-Provost and Fellows of King’s College, Cambridge announce the pre-election of Professor Michael Proctor FRS as Provost-elect of the College. He will take office in October 2013.
Michael Proctor came to Trinity College in 1968 to read Mathematics. After Part II he spent a year in MIT as a Kennedy Scholar, returning to Cambridge to complete his PhD. He served as an Assistant Professor at MIT for two years, and in 1977 became a lecturer in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP) and a teaching Fellow at Trinity College.
Professor Proctor presently holds the Chair of Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics, researches and lectures in the Mathematics Faculty and directs studies and supervises at Trinity College. Most recently he served as Vice-Master of the College (2006-2012).
Following the election, he noted, ‘It is an enormous honour to be asked to be the head of such an outstanding institution as King's. Cambridge University, and higher education generally in the UK, faces many challenges in the next few years. King’s College will have a major part to play in responding to these challenges. I look forward with enthusiasm to helping to formulate that response, and also to doing my part together with members past and present to ensure the means are there to carry it through.’
Provost Ross Harrison retires on 31 July 2013.