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Director's Message

Dr. Patrick PrendergastWelcome to the UWI Mona Western Jamaica campus located in the dynamic city of Montego Bay, Jamaica since August 2008.

At the UWI Mona WJC we support and promote any effort that seeks to sustain the highest standards of teaching and learning, research and innovation, and community enterprise. We stand boldly with those who consistently strive to reach beyond expectations and are unwavering in building and promoting a culture of success for students, faculty and staff.

Here at WJC family is everything to us.

At the core of what we do are a deep and abiding love and respect for each other, an enduring commitment to student success, and a purposeful mission of building an inspiring community of integrity and excellence. We take pride in being responsive, innovative, and community-focused. 

This year UWI Mona WJC is marking 15 years of being in the city of Montego Bay. Since our establishment in August 2008, we have made significant contribution to the sustainability of the city, the transformation of its people, and the development of our human capital. We must therefore recognize and celebrate all those who have played a part – especially our faculty, staff, students, and graduates – in building, promoting, and sustaining the critical partnership for development that we have advanced over these many years. 

As we embark on another chapter in our evolution as a University center of excellence, we remain steadfast in advancing a higher education experience of quality, not just for the people from western Jamaica, but from wherever they come locally, regionally or globally. In fact, we believe that given its history, economics, culture, social dynamics, and of course, its environmental pedigree, Montego Bay is the ideal place for international study.

The aim is always to graduate people who are empowered critical thinkers, bold transformative leaders, and confident human beings ready to make their mark in a globally competitive, culturally diverse, and technologically agile world.

There is no better place to Find Your Bold than at the UWI Mona WJC. 

Welcome to the family.

Dr. Patrick Prendergast
Campus Director


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