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UWI Announces New Chancellor

UWI Announces New Chancellor

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Mr. Robert Bermudez has been approved as the 6th Chancellor of The UWI. His appointment was announced as members of the University Council approved the recommendation from the Search Committee (for a new Chancellor) at the Council’s annual business meeting, held on April 27, at The Cave Hill Campus.

Chancellor Designate, Mr. Bermudez is expected to begin a seven-year term of service on July 16, 2017, succeeding Sir George Alleyne who has served as Chancellor since 2003, with astounding leadership skill and dignity.

As the highest office-holder in The UWI system, the Chancellor’s duties are conferred according to the powers vested in The UWI Charter, Statutes, Ordinances and Regulations. The Search Committee elected Mr. Bermudez as the best candidate to fit the diversity of roles assigned to this office.

Mr. Bermudez, a national of Trinidad and Tobago, has been an entrepreneur for over 40 years. He has led the growth of his family-owned firm, to a regional business throughout the Caribbean and Latin America and has enjoyed a distinguished career in business, serving as either Chairman or Board Director for several other corporate bodies in Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean. His vision for the University outlines a keen sense of the mission, effectiveness, relevance and interdependence of academia and the economy.

His professional experience as a Caribbean-wide entrepreneur with business acumen garnered from across the region suggests that he will continue the distinguished tradition of Chancellorship that this University has maintained throughout its history.

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