Lord McConnell appointed as Stirling University chancellor
The former First Minister is 'deeply honoured' to serve the university where he studied.
Former First Minister Jack McConnell has been appointed as the new chancellor of Stirling University.
Lord McConnell, a former student at the university, said it holds a "special place" in his heart.
The 58-year-old, who served as First Minister of Scotland between 2001 and 2007, succeeds broadcaster James Naughtie, who stood down earlier this year after a decade of service.
Lord McConnell received an honorary degree from Stirling University in 2008 in recognition of his contribution to public affairs.
He said the university had always been "innovative, dynamic and ambitious".
"I feel deeply honoured to be asked to serve the University of Stirling" he added.
"I will be determined to do all I can to help the university to continue to grow and develop, while retaining the essential values that have helped build its success over the past 50 years."