The UWI congratulates alumnus the Honourable Philip J. Pierre on becoming Prime Minister of Saint Lucia

Honourable Philip J. Pierre

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) congratulates the Honourable Philip J. Pierre who was sworn in as Saint Lucia’s 8th Prime Minister on July 28. Prime Minister Pierre, an Economist and UWI alumnus, led his political party to win the country’s recent general election. The UWI community is filled with great pride to have yet another member of its alumni assuming the high office of Prime Minister in the Caribbean region.

Jonathan Archie appointed Deputy Campus Registrar of The UWI Mona

Jonathan Archie

“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.” 

Dr. Tres-Ann Kremer is new Director of The UWI Institute of Criminal Justice & Security

Dr. Tres-Ann Kremer

The Office of Administration at The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Tres-Ann Kremer as the new Director of the University's Institute of Criminal Justice & Security.

Ms Althea Gordon Appointed Open Campus Registrar

Ms Althea Gordon

Ms. Althea Gordon has been appointed Campus Registrar of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Open Campus. Ms Gordon’s appointment takes effect on August 1, 2021. She replaces Mrs Karen Ford-Warner who retires at the end of July 2021.

Dr Francis Severin Appointed Acting Principal of the Open Campus

Dr Francis Severin

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Francis Severin as Interim Principal of its Open Campus effective August 1, 2021. The appointment was approved at the Annual Business Meeting of University Council held on Friday April 30, 2021 via Zoom.

The current Principal, Dr Luz Longsworth will retire on July 31 this year after serving for six years.

The UWI launches ‘Operation Revenue Revolution 75+’

On Wednesday, July 14, Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, leading the University’s Executive Management Team in a strategic planning retreat, launched Operation RR75+, the second, five years of its ten-year strategic plan.

UWI and NPAJ sign MOU to boost the development of powerlifting in Jamaica

Dr Akshai Mansingh, Professor Dale Webber, Mr Michael Blair and Mr. Richard Radcliffe at signing ceremony

The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Mona Academy of Sports (UWIMAS) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the National Power Lifting Association of Jamaica Ltd (NPAJ) to establish a framework for a strategic partnership for the development and promotion of powerlifting to enhance human resource development and promote health and wellness for the social and economic benefit of Jamaica and the wider Caribbean societies.

The signing took place at The UWI Mona on Thursday, July 15, 2021. 

UWI thought leaders add Caribbean voice to UN High-Level Political Forum

Three thought leaders from The University of the West Indies (The UWI) are among world leaders, policy makers and academics making significant contributions to the ongoing United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Developmenthappening from July 6-15, 2021.

The UWI to roll out new Financial Culture

The University of the West Indies’ Executive Management Team embarks on a planning retreat on Wednesday, July 14 in order to roll out a new operational plan to deal with the financial challenges facing the institution as a result of shortfalls in expected revenues.
Many students and governments are experiencing difficulties in meeting financial obligations to the University in respect of tuition fees and related economic costs for teaching and learning.

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