His Excellency President Lionel Aingimea is the third president of Nauru to hold the position of chancellor at the region’s premier institution, the University of the South Pacific.
The chancellor is the titular head of the University in which President Aingimea is the 28th head of state or government to hold the title.
President Aingimea says the chancellorship means “it brings what Nauru can contribute to USP”and a chance for Nauru to “put our stamp in how we think USP should be governed.”
“It is my intention that as chancellor it is not just a figure head, that as chancellor I will get really involved in improving and pushing USP that will make USP proud. That will make people want to go to USP