I got a reply sternly telling me that he's "the top guy in the university". it made me wonder a few things. Is he the top guy in that he does the most work? or he earns the most? or has the silliest costume at the graduation? How can it be possible that I worked at the university for two years and never knew the name of the chancellor, or probably vice chancellor, since chancellors are usually ceremonial only.
Are all universities like this? should it be changed? should we maybe have less of these nameless faceless people and more actual useful work?