First Ever Woman to Become Head of Greece’s University of the Aegean (photos)



Photo by Stratis Balaskas, AMNA

At an amphitheater of the University of the Aegean, located in Mytilene on the island of Lesbos, Chrisi Vigilaki became the first ever woman to be accredited the highest official position in Greece’s University; that of Prytanis (the equivalent of Rector or Chancellor for the English-speaking world).

In a speech, the former Head of the University of the Aegean thanked everyone who helped expand the University at a very difficult period, both socially and financially.

Chrisi Vigilaki, photo by AMNA

Chrisi Vigilaki, who is the first woman Head of the University of the Aegean, mentioned the efforts she is going to make in order to maintain and expand the prestigious status of the University around the world in the years to come.

The University of the Aegean is a public, multi-campus university located in the islands of Lesbos, Chios, Samos, Rhodes, Syros and Lemnos in Greece.