Dr Colin Aikman
Years: 1968 – 1974
Dr Colin Aikman was the first Vice-Chancellor of USP and served the University for seven (7) years from 1968 – 1974. Dr Aikman attained his Master of Laws from Victoria University and PhD from the London School of Economics. As part of his previous work experience, he was Professor of jurisprudence and constitutional law at Victoria University of Wellington between 1955 and 1968 and Dean of the Law Faculty. He was instrumental in drafting the Charter of USP, under which the University is governed. Dr Aikman received USP’s Honorary Degree of Doctor in 1992.