The University of the West Indies (The UWI) has appointed Professor Stafford A. Griffith as Interim Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of its Five Islands Campus located in Antigua and Barbuda with effect from August 15th 2019 until July 31st 2020.

Professor Griffith will lead the Campus for its initial year of operation, which is expected to welcome its first cohort of students in September. An official launch of the Campus with The UWI Executive Management team is also planned in that month.

Established to provide a development platform for Antigua and Barbuda, the new Five Islands Campus will also function as a hub for the OECS and serve to expand The UWI’s regional capacity in the delivery of higher education for the 21st Century.

It will begin with three schools—the School of Health and Behavioural Sciences; the School of Management, Sciences and Technology; and the School of Humanities and Education.

Approval of the regional university’s newest campus was announced by Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, during a media conference held on Wednesday 26 June 2019.

Professor Griffith previously served as Regional Director of the University’s Office of Online Learning (OOL) since October 2017, Director of The UWI’s School of Education, and Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Education at the Mona Campus from August 2012 to September 2017.

He has also spent more than 35 years of his career at the professional and senior management levels in fields covering educational measurement and evaluation, programme planning and management, curriculum development, and teaching.