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UWI hosts 14th annual CTLPA conference

For Release Upon Receipt - June 22, 2011

St. Augustine

The St. Augustine Campus of The University of the West Indies (UWI) hosts the 14th Annual Conference of the Caribbean Tertiary Level Personnel Association (CTLPA), from 30th June to 2nd July, 2011, at the Learning Resource Centre, UWI St. Augustine.

The CTLPA is a professional organization that seeks primarily to foster the timely development of a student-centred culture in tertiary level educational institutions across the Caribbean. It facilitates learning, development and professional advancement for student services personnel by networking with these professionals to enhance their roles as educators and encourage the highest levels of professionalism.  

Themed, “CTLPA: Bringing More to Student Learning and Professional Development in Higher Education,” this conference fosters student learning and development, examines related theories and showcases best practices.

The conference will be opened by the Honourable Fazal Karim, Minister of Science, Technology and Tertiary Education, who will also deliver the keynote address. Among the presenters at the conference will be Dr. Heidi Levine, President of the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) and Dean of Students at Cornell College Mt. Vernon, Iowa, who will deliver a presentation on “How Student Affairs Brings More to Student Learning.”

In addition to presentations, the three-day conference will include a panel discussion on “Approaches to Professional Advancement,” and a round-table discussion on “ACPA’s Strategic Initiatives on Globalization.”

For further information, please contact Mr. Chandar Gupta Supersad at (868) 662-2002 ext. 2360, or via e-mail at


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.