Former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education Dr Maurice D. Smith is the new registrar of The University of the West Indies (UWI). He succeeds C. William Iton, who served for 12 years.
Smith’s appointment takes effect today. As university registrar, Smith will serve as head of The UWI’s Office of Administration, overseeing a myriad administrative duties across the regional institution.
The registrar is expected to be the custodian of the university’s records. He will also act as secretary for a number of bodies across the university system, including the University Council, the Senate, and any standing, special, or advisory committees set up by the council or senate.
A 2010 Fulbright scholar, Smith holds a Doctor of Education degree in educational leadership and policy (with high commendation) from Howard University. He earned undergraduate and graduate degrees with honours at Northern Caribbean University and Nova Southeastern University and received his professional training at The Mico University College in Kingston, Jamaica.
Article from: The Gleaner