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Dr Sterling Frost appointed among The UWI’s new Professors of Practice

For Release Upon Receipt - June 21, 2019


The University of the West Indies (The UWI) recently appointed Dr Sterling Frost, a senior career banker and the Deputy CEO, Operations and Administration, First Citizens as Professor of Practice in Management Studies, attached to the Faculty of Social Sciences at The UWI St. Augustine Campus.

UWI alumnus, Dr Sterling Frost is a Senior International Management Executive with three decades of Global Corporate career experience in North America, Latin America and the Caribbean region. He has held senior positions in financial services in the areas of Retail and Commercial Banking, Operations, Public Affairs and Human Resources. Prior to joining the First Citizens Group in 2016 as Deputy Chief Executive Officer - Operations and Administration, he served as Director of Human Resources at the Miami-based Citibank Latin America Head Office. There he had oversight of 12,000 employees across 13 countries in the Central American and Caribbean region, serving 1.2 million clients. In addition, his past directorships include financial institutions across Trinidad and Tobago, Panama, Nicaragua and Honduras. He currently serves on the boards of several subsidiaries within the First Citizens Group.

Passionate about the need to nurture and develop human capital, Dr Frost has for the last 14 years been an Adjunct Lecturer at The UWI, St. Augustine Campus and the Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business for both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. He lectures in the areas of Organisational Behaviour and Development, Human Resource Management, Cross Cultural Management, Strategic direction and leadership in Human Resource Management, Strategic Workforce Planning and Management and Change Management.

Dr Frost’s academic qualifications include a Master’s degree and a Doctorate in Business Administration from The UWI.  His doctoral thesis focused on the impact of organizational culture and knowledge sharing on organizational performance. He is the recipient of The UWI Inaugural Distinguished Alumni Award bestowed in 2011 on high performing individuals who consistently operate at world-class levels.

Apart from his knowledge sharing in the classroom, his commitment to support human capital as the optimal pathway towards national development is reflected in his directorship on the Board of the Foundation for Enhancement and Enrichment of Life (FEEL), Chairman of the Lydian Singers and Deputy Chair, External Advisory Board, The UWI Institute for Gender and Development Studies.

His appointment as Professor of Practice, took effect on March 1, 2019.




About the Professors of Practice

First approved at The UWI in 2018, the title Professor of Practice is an honorary professorship position awarded to practicing or retired subject matter experts based on a combination of professional competence, distinguished practice and notable teaching or service contributions. The non-tenured positions allow for the integration of experts with industry experience into The UWI system. Appointees may use the title ‘Professor of Practice’ for as long as they remain in active association with The UWI.


About The UWI

For the past 70 years The University of the West Indies (The UWI) has provided service and leadership to the Caribbean region and wider world. The UWI has evolved from a university college of London in Jamaica with 33 medical students in 1948 to an internationally respected, regional university with near 50,000 students and four campuses: Mona in Jamaica, St. Augustine in Trinidad and Tobago, Cave Hill in Barbados, and an Open Campus. As part of its robust globalization agenda, The UWI has established partnering centres with universities in North America, Asia, and Africa such as the State University of New York (SUNY)-UWI Center for Leadership and Sustainable Development, the UWI-China Institute of Information Technology, the University of Lagos (UNILAG)-UWI Institute of African and Diaspora Studies and the Institute for Global African Affairs with the University of Johannesburg (UJ). The UWI offers over 800 certificate, diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Food & Agriculture, Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Science & Technology, Social Sciences and Sport. 


As the region’s premier research academy, The UWI’s foremost objective is driving the growth and development of the regional economy. Times Higher Education has ranked The UWI among the top 1,258 universities in world for 2019, and the 40 best universities in its Latin America Rankings for 2018, and was the only Caribbean-based university to make the prestigious lists.  For more, visit


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