Sir Hilary Beckles reappointed as Vice-Chancellor of UWI among other appointments

Professor Sir Hilary Beckles

The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is pleased to advise of appointments and reappointments for members of its senior Executive Management approved at its annual business meeting of University Council.

Regarded as the regional university’s highest governing body, the University Council, chaired by Chancellor Robert Bermudez, met virtually on Friday, April 30, 2021. The Council is authorised by The UWI’s Charter and Statutes to review the work of the University together with the audited statement of accounts and makes required appointments of new and returning Executives, Deans and Senior Managers.

Among the key decisions made by the University Council was the approval of the reappointment of Professor Sir Hilary Beckles as Vice-Chancellor of the regional university for a second, six-year term.

Earlier in the public session of the meeting, broadcast live on UWItv, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles presented a detailed report of the 2019/2020 academic year in review to the Council, entitled, Off we go on the Revenue Revolution.

A distinguished academic, international thought leader, United Nations committee official, and global public activist in the field of social justice and minority empowerment, Sir Hilary was first appointed as the 8th Vice-Chancellor of The UWI in May 2015. He has a legacy of over 40 years of distinguished service to the regional university, which has encompassed the roles of Professor of Economic History, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Undergraduate Studies, and a 13-year tenure as Principal of The UWI Cave Hill Campus in Barbados.

Several other senior executive appointments were also approved at the April 30 sitting of the University Council. Professor Clive Landis, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Undergraduate Studies was confirmed as new Principal of The UWI, Cave Hill Campus in Barbados, succeeding Professor the Most Honourable Violet Eudine Barriteau, who proceeds into retirement. Incumbent Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of The UWI St Augustine Campus in Trinidad and Tobago, Professor Brian Copeland was approved for a post-retirement extension. Professor Ian Boxill was also approved for an extension as Deputy Principal of The UWI Mona Campus in Jamaica. Mrs Laleta Davis-Mattis was reappointed as University Counsel and Head of the Legal Unit, based at The UWI Regional Headquarters in Jamaica.

All the mentioned appointments and reappointments take effect from August 1, 2021.

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  1. dissident
    May 6, 2021

    With all due respect I don’t think I heard anything from him about the new colonial mentality of the millionaire prime ministers in the caribbean.
    I hope de reparations struggle never gets through as long as our new colonial masters across caricom are reduced to a common citizen. These greedy millionaires will put de money in an account outside of government reach….. this is our record in caricom while we boast off brilliant learned men

  2. BobD
    May 2, 2021

    We are Blessed to have Dr Beckles walking the same Pathway with the likes of Dr Eric Williams and Dr Walter Rodney, his voice on REPARATIONS, have added FIRE to a just STRUGGLE, which will be well won. Today, Caribbean Leaders, at least some of them, are openly calling for Historical past HUMAN VIOLATIONS to be aptly compensated. People of Dr Beckles caliber, should and must be kept in our intellectual prayers. Self HATE, plus the lack of SELF KNOWLEDGE have placed some way down past the first threader of the LADDER, the CARONA SCROLE of VIRUSES, have left the former SLAVE colonies reeling from it’s effects, and with no end in sight, REPARATIONS is emerging as the “GO TO” ENDEAVOR. Some institutions, like the CATHOLICS, ISLAM, ANGLICANS and the rest of their ILKS , are squirming, because the FINGERS are pointing in their direction. The fight for REPARATIONS is a JUST and DEVINE cause, the time is NOW. “A MAN/WO WHO STANDS FOR NOTHING, FALLS FOR ANYTHING” doh casse’ BOIS in ZOE.

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