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UWI Chancellor, Sir George Alleyne, re-appointed for a second term

For Release Upon Receipt - May 11, 2010

St. Augustine

The Chancellor of The University of the West Indies (UWI), Sir George Alleyne, was re-appointed for a second seven-year term, with effect from October 1, 2010 by the institution’s highest governing body, The University Council.

The Council, at its annual business meeting held for the first time at the Cave Hill Campus on April 16th, 2010, approved the Vice-Chancellor’s recommendation that Sir George continue as Chancellor of The University of the West Indies.

Sir George Alleyne, who succeeded Sir Shridath Ramphal as Chancellor in 2003, is the fifth Chancellor since the establishment of the institution in 1948.


About UWI

Over the last six decades, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has evolved from a fledgling college in Jamaica with 33 students to a full-fledged University with over 40,000 students. Today, UWI is the largest and most longstanding higher education provider in the English-speaking Caribbean, with main campuses in Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, and Centres in Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, The Bahamas, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St Christopher (St Kitts) & Nevis, St Lucia, and St Vincent & the Grenadines. UWI recently launched its Open Campus, a virtual campus with over 50 physical site locations across the region, serving over 20 countries in the English-speaking Caribbean. UWI is an international university with faculty and students from over 40 countries and collaborative links with over 60 universities around the world. Through its seven Faculties, UWI offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Pure & Applied Sciences, Science and Agriculture, and Social Sciences.