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Professor The Hon. Gordon Shirley, OJ

Professor  The Hon. Gordon Shirley, Oj

Oct. 16, 1956-

Engineer who has established himself as a distinguished educator, diplomat and able administrator. Professor Shirley was responsible for the implementation of the UWI’s 2007-2012 Strategic Plan. This included developments such as a Western Jamaica Campus; expansion in the Medical and Law faculties; and other initiatives which have repositioned the university. Professor Shirley also served as a Professor of Operations Management and Executive Director of the Mona School of Business prior to becoming principal for the Mona Campus.

Well respected for his operations management knowledge and experience, he has served several organizations as a consultant or as a member of the board of directors. As Ambassador to the United States of America and Permanent Representative of Jamaica to the OAS, Professor Shirley managed the bilateral relationships between Jamaica and the United States. He served as the primary interface between Jamaica and the Office of the President, the Departments of Government and the Congress. His other duties included representing Jamaica at the Summit of the Americas, in Mar Del Plata, Argentina, and at the OAS General Assembly in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic.

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