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Dr LeRoy Hill appointed Director of the Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL)

For Release Upon Receipt - November 10, 2021

St. Augustine


The UWI St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad & Tobago. Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - The St. Augustine Campus is pleased to announce Dr LeRoy Hill as the new Director of its Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL). His appointment took effect from September 1, 2021.

Dr Hill holds a Ph.D. in Education (eLearning) from the University of Nottingham, an MA in Instructional Technology (Curriculum & Instruction) from Virginia Tech University and a BSc. in Social Studies Education from Andrews University. Dr Hill’s academic qualifications also include a postgraduate Teaching Certificate from The UWI and a Certificate in University & College Administration from the University of Manitoba. Dr. Hill’s commitment to sustained record of effective and strategic leadership in the Higher Education setting was recently recognised by his award of ‘Principal Fellow’ in Higher Education Academy Professional Framework. 

Dr. Hill has taught online in the fields of Instructional/Learning Design & Educational Leadership for over 10 years.  His research interests include Socio-cultural Activity Theory, Distance & Online Education, Learning Designs and Teacher Education.  Dr. Hill is host of the podcast - “Let’s Talk eLearning”. The podcast which is available on a number of popular platforms shares success tips on eLearning and distance education and was created as a way to demystify and to assist education practitioners to understand some key issues, challenges and opportunities in distance learning.    

Dr Hill brings to The UWI a wealth of knowledge, socio-technical skills and experience having served various roles and positions in the higher education setting. He succeeds the late Dr Margo Burns. The Campus recognises and is grateful for her contributions.



About The University of the West Indies

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.

The UWI has been consistently ranked among the top universities globally by the most reputable ranking agency, Times Higher Education (THE). In the latest World University Rankings 2022, released in September 2021, The UWI moved up an impressive 94 places from last year. In the current global field of some 30,000 universities and elite research institutes, The UWI stands among the top 1.5%.

The UWI is the only Caribbean-based university to make the prestigious lists since its debut in the rankings in 2018. In addition to its leading position in the Caribbean, it is also in the top 20 for Latin America and the Caribbean and the top 100 global Golden Age universities (between 50 and 80 years old).  The UWI is also featured among the leading 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.)