Herbert, who began the job this past August, was the former chancellor of the state university system of Florida from 1998 to 2000.
On another occasion, he accepted an invitation to Turkey from a regional governor astonished to hear the chancellor 's brother was out of work and could not afford a holiday.
Angela Merkel was sworn in today as the country's first female chancellor .
While Treasury officials say the chancellor will not update his economic forecast until the pre-budget report in November, he is preparing the ground to revise his predictions downwards.
A number of the chancellor 's senior party allies - including some influential state premiers - have begun to hint that he should consider stepping down after seven years in power.
Conservative co-chairman Liam Fox said a Conservative chancellor would more tightly control government spending.
In Edinburgh's case, rectors come second in the formal hierarchy of the university, after the chancellor but before the principal.
From the middle of 1978 to the beginning of 1981 he worked in the chancellor 's office.
In Nottingham, it needs nine days for the chancellor to personally hand all diplomas to students.
The chancellor 's first official engagement at York was in September, when he opened a learning centre for the university's 600 manual and craft staff.