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Jonathan Archie appointed Deputy Campus Registrar of The UWI Mona

Jonathan Archie appointed Deputy Campus Registrar of The UWI Mona

I am very pleased with this appointment, it is well deserved. Mr Archie is growth oriented and as such he tends to excel at almost everything he lays his hands on. He has transformed several processes within the Office of the Campus Registrar and so we are indebted to him for his foresight and creativity, he is a true asset to the UWI Family. I am confident that we can brace for great things from Mr Archie in his new role, I have no doubt he will bring about more positive changes and improvements to the Mona Campus.” 
- Pro Vice Chancellor and Principal of the Mona Campus, Professor Dale Webber 

The University of the West Indies, (The UWI) Mona, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jonathan Archie to the position of Deputy Campus Registrar in the Office of the Campus Registrar (OCR); the appointment takes effect on August 1, 2021. 

At Mona, the Registrar's office has oversight for Admissions; Campus Records Management; Examinations; Human Resource Management; the International Students Office; Marketing, Recruitment and Communications; the Office of Graduate Studies and Research; Registry Information Systems; and the Secretariat. The main function of the Deputy Campus Registrar is to assist the Campus Registrar in providing management, administrative direction, coordination and control of all the core processes in the OCR, and in the absence of the Campus Registrar assumes full authority for the Office.

Mr Archie holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting with a minor in Marketing from the University of Technology and a Master of Science in Accounting from The UWI Mona with emphasis on the Legal Environment of Business, Management Information Systems and Corporate Environment and Strategy.  

He joined the UWI Mona family in 2004 as an Administrative Assistant in the Examinations Section with responsibility for supporting the coordination of examinations across the region through the UWIDEC (now Open Campus) system. He spent five years in this capacity at which time his hard work and superior performance did not go unnoticed as he received the Registrar’s Special Award for Service (2009) and was promoted to Senior Administrative Assistant in the Section. As the Senior Administrative Assistant and Supervisor of the Examinations Section, Mr Archie provided direct support to the Assistant Registrar and had responsibility for managing the printing and release of Graduation Certificates; creating the Campus’ complex examination time-table, supporting the planning and staging of the Campus’ annual graduation ceremonies and made his mark with the implementation of protocols to ensure and maintain the integrity of the examinations process.

During his tenure at the University, Mr. Archie has served the institution in the capacities of Assistant Registrar and Head of Section for Examinations, Admissions, Student Support & Services with the Open Campus, and Administration. While at the Open Campus (2015-2016), Mr Archie was credited with conceptualizing, planning and staging The UWI’s first virtual Matriculation ceremony and increasing Guild Chapter activation within the Open Campus by 50%.

He underwent an extended period of training through facilities such as the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers conference, the US Department of Education Federal Student Aid programme and the FSA Coach Training for Foreign Schools: US Federal Student Aid - to name a few. In 2017, Mr Archie was awarded the coveted Canada-CARICOM Leadership Scholarship, a programme that provides students and researchers from CARICOM Countries with short term exchange opportunities to study or conduct research at a Canadian University. 

In August 2019 he was promoted to the rank of Senior Assistant Registrar, a post which he held until his recent appointment to Deputy Campus Registrar. As Senior Assistant Registrar, Mr Archie sought to streamline business processes within the OCR in order to efficiently and effectively serve the needs of the University and its stakeholders. He also recently served at the helm of the Registry as Acting Campus Registrar and Chief Administrative Officer for a short period, a role he executed with pride and distinction.

Over the years he has spearheaded projects and initiatives to increase efficiency in central administrative business processes; the development of policy documents to facilitate The UWI Mona’s eligibility to participate in the US Federal Student Aid, which enables U.S. citizens to attend The UWI-Mona and access federal funds to support themselves while studying at The UWI Mona. He was also an instrumental member of The UWI Revised GPA Scheme Implementation Team (2014) and served as the Senior Administrative and Professional representative on both Campus and University Council.

Mr Archie is a Higher Education leader with an impressive track record of executing transformational initiatives and reengineering business processes at The UWI Mona Campus. He was also a consultant to the President of Caribbean Maritime University from June to October 2020 where he served as a member of the CMU Registry’s Reorganization Steering Committee.

In addition to his administrative functions Mr Archie also engages in research activities and is a member of a research cluster in the Faculty of Social Sciences focused on building institutional knowledge and informing public policy. He is also one of the four authors of the case study entitled “The Impact of Information Technology on the Efficacy of Tuition Fee Collection: A Case in Jamaica” which was published in the Journal of Higher Education (2015). 

As he moved through the ranks professionally, Mr Archie’s individual and team initiatives have touched the lives of all UWI staff and students. He is described by his colleagues as a man of exceptional organizational skills, who has a great sense of humor, as well as a people person who is always trying to improve our services with a view to impacting the lives of UWI students and staff.

Jonathan Archie

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