Francis Willis (academic)

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Francis Willis D.D. (aka Francis Wyllis, died 1597) was an academic administrator at the University of Oxford and Dean of Worcester.

In 1577, Willis was elected President of St John's College, Oxford, a post he held until 1590.[1] While President at St John's College, he was also Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University from 1587 until 1588.[2][3]

Willis was Dean of Worcester from 1586 until his death in 1597.[4]


  1. ^ H. E. Salter and Mary D. Lobel, ed. (1954). "St. John's College". A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 3: The University of Oxford. Victoria County History. pp. 251–264. Retrieved July 25, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Previous Vice-Chancellors". University of Oxford, UK. Retrieved July 25, 2011. 
  3. ^ University of Oxford (1888). "Vice-Chancellors". The Historical Register of the University of Oxford. Oxford: Clarendon Press. pp. 21–27. Retrieved July 25, 2011. 
  4. ^ B. Green, Bishops and Deans of Worcester. Worcester, 1979.
Academic offices
Preceded by
Toby Mathew
President of St John's College, Oxford
Succeeded by
Ralph Hutchison
Preceded by
Daniel Bernard
Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University
Succeeded by
Martin Heton