JIS News

The Council of the University of the West Indies, meeting in Extraordinary session on Thursday, November 9th at the Mona Campus, agreed to renew the appointment of Professor Hilary Beckles as Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the Cave Hill Campus for a further five-year period, when his current term ends July 31, 2007.
In putting forward the recommendation to Council, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor E. Nigel Harris, pointed to Professor Beckles’ visionary leadership and his ability to forge mutually beneficial partnerships with the private sector in Barbados as well as with the Government. His successful efforts in advancing the position of the University of the West Indies in the region and beyond, through the promotion of cricket and the arts, have been exemplary.
Council had no hesitation in acceding to the Vice-Chancellor’s recommendation to have the appointment renewed. Professor Beckles will therefore continue as Principal of the Cave Hill Campus until July 31, 2012.