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UWI appoints new Campus Bursar

For Release Upon Receipt - October 16, 2015

St. Augustine

Mrs. Andrea Taylor-Hanna has been appointed as the new Campus Bursar at The University of the West Indies (UWI) St. Augustine Campus. Taylor-Hanna is a finance professional with over 35 years’ experience honed from a wide range of industries, including auditing, manufacturing and banking and finance. She takes over from Ms. Joy Patricia Harrison who served as Campus Bursar from February 2013.  

The newly-appointed Campus Bursar is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants of England and Wales and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Trinidad and Tobago. She holds a diploma in Financial Management from the University of Manchester as well as a Masters in Human Resource Management from The UWI’s Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business. Speaking on her appointment, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Campus Principal of The UWI St. Augustine, Professor Clement Sankat said “We are looking to our new Campus Bursar to build an information-driven, customer-focused Bursary for our staff, students and external stakeholders, while providing the leadership to facilitate the management of the Campus’ finances, now and in the future.”

Mrs. Taylor-Hanna joined the Republic Bank Group in 1994 at the Trust and Asset Management Division and was instrumental in launching the Bank’s suite of mutual funds, as well as managing the investment portfolio for the Trust’s wide range of pension plans and personal investment products. In 2002, she assumed the post of General Manager of Planning and Financial Control with responsibility for the Bank’s financial reporting, budgeting and strategic planning. Mrs. Taylor-Hanna later assumed the position of General Manager of Internal Audit at the Bank, a portfolio under which she was responsible for the systematic, disciplined approach to evaluating and improving the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance of the Republic Bank Group. In 2012, she reassumed the position of General Manager of Planning and Financial Control at the Bank prior to her retirement. A proud wife and mother of three sons, she has a passion for educating others on budgeting and saving.


About The UWI

Since its inception in 1948, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has evolved from a fledgling college in Jamaica with 33 students to a full-fledged, regional University with well over 40,000 students. Today, UWI is the largest, most longstanding higher education provider in the Commonwealth Caribbean, with four campuses in Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Open Campus. The UWI has faculty and students from more than 40 countries and collaborative links with 160 universities globally; it offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Food & Agriculture, Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Science and Technology and Social Sciences. UWI’s seven priority focal areas are linked closely to the priorities identified by CARICOM and take into account such over-arching areas of concern to the region as environmental issues, health and wellness, gender equity and the critical importance of innovation. Website:


(Please note that the proper name of the university is The University of the West Indies, inclusive of the “The”, hence The UWI.)