Sir Lindsay was elected as Speaker of the House of Commons in November last year and has visited Gibraltar regularly during his career.
He first became interested in Gibraltar after three pensioners from his Chorley constituency were held at the border between Spain and the Rock while on holiday.
Professor Catherine Bachleda, the University’s Vice-Chancellor, said: “It is an enormous privilege for the University to have Sir Lindsay Hoyle as its Chancellor.” Adding, “The University has seen extensive growth over the last four years. It now provides a range of quality undergraduate, postgraduate and professional development programmes and is achieving international recognition through its work and partnerships with renowned and well-established institutions.”
“I am delighted with the appointment of Sir Lindsay Hoyle as Chancellor as we move to the next phase of the University’s development.”