Events Releases

The UWI Vice-Chancellorís Report to University Council now available online

For Release Upon Receipt - May 3, 2021


On Friday, April 30, Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Professor Sir Hilary Beckles’ delivered a detailed report of the 2019/2020 academic year in review to members of University Council, the highest governing body of The UWI.

Following opening remarks from Chair of the University Council, Chancellor Robert Bermudez, Vice-Chancellor Beckles discussed how the university skillfully managed the building out of its academic reputation as a first-class, globally-respected enterprise while deepening strategic plans to accelerate non-government revenue-generation. In his presentation, Vice-Chancellor Beckles stated, “it was year in which we pivoted in the Strategic Plan from the phase one “Reputation Revolution” to phase two “Revenue Acceleration”.

The public session of the annual University Council Meeting was carried live via UWItv. A copy of the recorded broadcast which includes Vice-Chancellor Beckles’ report to the University Council is available here.

Members of the media can submit questions on the Vice-Chancellor’s Report presentation via

The full, published report is accessible via

As the closed session of the Meeting of University Council continues, the Council will hear matters such as appointments, the management of the finances, and all business affairs of the University.