Third NUS Pro-Chancellor appointed
The National University of Singapore (NUS) has a third Pro-Chancellor.
Mr Po'ad Shaik Abu Bakar Mattar joins current NUS Pro-Chancellors Mr Ngiam Tong Dow and Dr Cheong Siew Keong in the University's Chancellery, which is headed by the NUS Chancellor.
The appointment was made by Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam, President of the Republic of Singapore and NUS Chancellor. It took effect from 30 May 2012.
Mr Mattar, 64, is a member of the Council of Presidential Advisers, and a Member of the Public Service Commission.
He was awarded the Public Service Medal (PBM) in 2002, the Public Service Star (BBM) in 2007, and MUIS Distinguished Service Award in 2010.
Professor Tan Chorh Chuan, NUS President said: "NUS is deeply honoured to have Mr Mattar as our new Pro-Chancellor. Mr Mattar is an alumnus, and has distinguished himself in his service and contribution to the country's public and private sectors. He has also maintained a keen interest in the development of NUS. We are delighted to welcome Mr Mattar as our Pro-Chancellor."
"We would also like to thank Mr Ngiam and Dr Cheong for their valuable contributions and continued support as our Pro-Chancellors."
University Pro-Chancellors act on behalf of the Chancellor during the Chancellor's absence from the University, and preside at the annual Commencement ceremonies.
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