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Ms. Cheryl Daley is the new University Risk Manager at The UWI

For Release Upon Receipt - September 8, 2021


The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica W.I. Tuesday, September 7, 2021—The University of the West Indies (The UWI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Cheryl Daley as the University Risk Manager from August 1, 2021. 

Ms. Daley has over 21 years of experience within both the public and higher education sectors. She has made several contributions to The UWI including service as a Senior Auditor, Audit Manager and Senior Audit Manager in the Management Audit Department between 2008 and 2013 at the Mona Campus and Regional Headquarters and as Senior Audit Manager for the St. Augustine, Five Islands and Cave Hill campuses prior to her current appointment. 

Ms. Daley is a Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA) through the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica (ICAJ) and her professional experience is complemented by her academic background, which includes a Master of Science (MSc) in Accounting and Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Accounting and Management from The UWI Mona Campus, and certifications in Accounting (ACCA), Risk Management Assurance (CRMA), Internal Auditing (CIA) and Fraud Examination (CFE). 

Additionally, Ms. Daley brings a wealth of proficiency gained through her contributions to the public service. In addition to her continued contributions and service to student life and to the wider University over the years, she served in various capacities including Chair of the Supervisory Committee for EDUCOM Credit Union and Treasurer for the Jamaica Red Cross Kingston and St. Andrew Branch. She is a retired Beach and Indoor National Team Volleyball Player. She is one of the Continental Beach Volleyball Referees for the North America, Central America and Caribbean (NORCECA) region, the Manager for the Jamaican Senior Women’s volleyball team and also serves as a Justice of The Peace for Kingston and St. Andrew. She was recently nominated to sit on the inaugural NORCECA Athletes’ Commission. 

Over the years, Ms. Daley has received several awards from The UWI for her contributions to the University Management Audit Department in the areas of leadership, outstanding performance and team-building. She has also been the recipient of the RJR Sports Foundation Award for Sporting Excellence in Volleyball among other sporting honours throughout her sporting career since 1998. 

The University of the West Indies extends congratulations to Ms. Cheryl Daley on her appointment as University Risk Manager.  



About The UWI

The UWI has been and continues to be a pivotal force in every aspect of Caribbean development; residing at the centre of all efforts to improve the well-being of people across the region. 

From a university college of London in Jamaica with 33 medical students in 1948, The UWI is today an internationally respected, global university with near 50,000 students and five campuses: Mona in Jamaica, St. Augustine in Trinidad and Tobago, Cave Hill in Barbados, Five Islands in Antigua and Barbuda and its Open Campus, and 10 global centres in partnership with universities in North America, Latin America, Asia, Africa and Europe

The UWI offers over 800 certificate, diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Culture, Creative and Performing Arts, Food and Agriculture, Engineering, Humanities and Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Science and Technology, Social Sciences, and Sport. As the Caribbean’s leading university, it possesses the largest pool of Caribbean intellect and expertise committed to confronting the critical issues of our region and wider world. 

Ranked among the top universities in the world, by the most reputable ranking agency, Times Higher Education, The UWI is the only Caribbean-based university to make the prestigious lists. In 2020, it earned ‘Triple 1st’ rankings—topping the Caribbean; and in the top in the tables for Latin America and the Caribbean, and global Golden Age universities (between 50 and 80 years old).  The UWI is also featured among the top universities on THE’s Impact Rankings for its response to the world’s biggest concerns, outlined in the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including Good Health and Wellbeing; Gender Equality and Climate Action. 

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