Open Eye: Chancellor for USOU

Doctor Richard Jarvis has been appointed as the first Chancellor of USOU, the United States Open University. USOU, the OU's sister university, will be offering its first courses to students in America from September this year.

Dr Jarvis has been Chancellor of the University and Community College System of Nevada since 1994. Previously he served for 20 years in the USA's largest system, the State University of New York (SUNY), spending 13 years as a faculty member in Geography and Geosciences.

OU Vice-Chancellor Sir John Daniel is ex-officio President of the USOU.

He said: "It is a tribute to the global reputation of the Open University that we have attracted such an outstanding academic leader as Richard Jarvis to develop the United States Open University. His appointment will give a tremendous momentum to this new University."