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Vice-Chancellor Nigel Harris reappointed for a second term

For Release Upon Receipt - May 14, 2009

St. Augustine

Vice-Chancellor of The University of the West Indies, Professor E. Nigel Harris, who is in the penultimate year of his six-year contract won the confidence of the institution’s highest governing body, the University Council, for a second six-year term, effective August 1, 2010.   

The Council at its annual business meeting held recently at the St Augustine Campus accepted the recommendation of a Select Committee of Council to renew Professor Harris’ contract based on a very favourable appraisal of his performance. The appraisal included the 360° feed-back report which was administered for the first time on a sitting Vice-Chancellor.

Highlights of his achievements during his first term as Vice-Chancellor include the introduction of the Open Campus, a much more inclusive approach to strategic planning and several administrative reforms, such as a comprehensive review of the University’s admissions and examinations procedures, the reorganisation of graduate studies, the introduction of the UWI Consulting Company and transformational initiatives in the areas of alumni relations, communications and marketing. The year-long celebration of the institution’s sixtieth anniversary in 2008 was also a highlight of his first term.

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