There’s a new Chancellor in town

THE 6TH CHANCELLOR OF THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES (UWI) HAS TAKEN OFFICE – THOUGH HIS CEREMONIAL INSTALLATION IS SCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER AT THE UWI ST AUGUSTINE CAMPUS IN HIS NATIVE TRINIDAD & TOBAGO. We are happy to share this post from our colleagues at the UWI Archives:

Roots of the West Indian Pelican

Chancellor Bermudez arrived for his first day in office at the Vice Chancellery Regional Headquarters UWI today, July 18. He was appointed by the University Council on April 27 at the Cave Hill Campus in Barbados in succession of Sir George Alleyne.   Chancellor Bermudez assumes duties as the 6th Chancellor of the University of the West Indies, following in a line of celebrated Chancellors:

Her Royal Highness Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone (1948-1971);

Sir Hugh Wooding (1971-1974);

Sir Allen Montgomery Lewis (1975-1989);

Sir Shridath Ramphal (1989-2003);

and Sir George Alleyne (2003-2017).

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On reaching the Regional Headquarters, Chancellor Bermudez was warmly greeted by Vice Chancellor Hilary Beckles and University Registrar C Will Iton as he prepared to assume duties at the UWI. The UWI’s senior executive management team and extended community of faculty and staff, students, alumni and council members warmly welcome Chancellor Bermudez to the university. The institution also takes this…

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