Laurence Geller CBE was appointed Chancellor of the University of West London in May 2011, following a long-held association with the University.
In 2016, the University announced that it had renamed its award-winning College of Hospitality and Tourism as the London Geller College of Hospitality and Tourism in honour of Laurence Geller. He donated $1 Million to provide high schools throughout the world with free curated learning modules and the life of Sir Winston S. Churchill and free access to the digitised Churchill archives at Churchill College Cambridge. He is co-founder of the University Westmont Enterprise Hub dedicated to developing entrepreneurs and encouraging 'start ups'.
He is currently leading the expansion programme in Dementia Care at the University’s College of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare and in 2018 Laurence gifted £1 million to establish a new Institute for Dementia Care (IDC), enabling the University to accelerate its pioneering work in that area. He had previously funded its Master’s degree in Dementia Care Nursing.
Laurence is also heavily involved in Churchill charities. He is Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the International Churchill Society and Founder of the National Churchill Library and Center located in Washington D.C.