Sir Shridath Ramphal -
A native of Guyana, Sir Shridath is Chancellor Emeritus of The University of the
West Indies, former Secretary-
A lawyer, Sir Shridath studied at King’s College London (currently a Fellow), Gray’s Inn (currently an Honorary Master of the Bench), and the Harvard Law School. He was awarded the 2002 Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development
Dr. Beverley Pereira -
Dr. Alwin Bully
Dr. Carlton Davis
The Most Honourable P.J. Patterson
Dr. Karl Rodney
Dr. Cezley Sampson
Dr. Cezley Sampson is an Advisor on Energy and Public Sector Rationalization in the
Cabinet Office Government of Jamaica. He is also Part-
Professor Gordon Shirley
Professor Shirley was appointed Pro Vice Chancellor and Principal of the University of the West Indies, (UWI) Mona Campus on August 1, 2007.
He has had a distinguished career as a diplomat, educator and as an administrator in higher education. He is a graduate of the UWI, St. Augustine Campus with a BSc in Engineering; Harvard University with a MBA in Operations and Finance, and Doctorate in Business Administration in Operations Management.
Professor Shirley started his professional career with Alcan Jamaica Company Limited as a Mechanical Engineer in the late 1970s to early 1980s. He then served as Assistant Professor of Operations Management at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) until 1991.
In 1991, Professor Shirley joined the staff of the UWI, Mona Campus first as the Carlton Alexander Professor of Management and Head of the Department of Management Studies, then as Executive Director Mona School of Business. He also served concurrently as Executive Chairman of the Jamaica Public Service Company Limited. In 2001 he was seconded to the Government of Jamaica as Jamaica’s Ambassador to the USA and Permanent Representative to the OAS.
He has served on several public sector and private sector boards and committees in Jamaica, USA and Canada. The honour of the Order of Jamaica was conferred on him on August 6, 2009.
Professor E. Nigel Harris
Vice Chancellor, UWI
Guyanese by birth, Professor Harris is currently the Vice Chancellor of The University of the West Indies. He graduated magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Howard University with a degree in Chemistry and proceeded on to a fellowship at Yale University where he received a Master of Philosophy in Biochemistry. He earned his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania and was awarded a post-
He is world renowned for his work in Rheumatology. He received the Ceiba-
Sir Alister McIntyre
Chancellor Emeritus, UWI
Born in Grenada, Sir Alister graduated from the London School of Economics and from Oxford University. He is Vice Chancellor Emeritus of The University of the West Indies. He was Head of the Regional Negotiating Machinery, Secretary-
He is the author of several publications dealing with international trade. He received the Cacique’s Crown of Honour from the Government of Guyana, Honorary Doctor of Laws from UWI, the Order of Merit from the Government of Jamaica and he was knighted by Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II in 1992.