Professor Eudine Barriteau
Pro Vice Chancellor and Principal, Cave Hill Campus
Professor Violet Eudine Barriteau is a Caribbean scholar, feminist, and experienced UWI administrator, having worked at the University of the West Indies and throughout the region for over thirty years. She has considerable experience in research, senior administration and coordination of regional projects.
Professor Barriteau has received national, regional and international awards and
recognition. In celebration of Barbados' 47th Anniversary of Independence, Professor
Barriteau was one of four persons awarded the Gold Crown of Merit by the Government
of Barbados on November 30th, 2013, the country's third highest honour. The award
was in recognition of her invaluable contribution to gender and development. In July
2011 she was bestowed the Tenth CARICOM Triennial Award for Women at the Opening
Ceremony of the Thirty-
Professor Barriteau holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Howard University and
an MPA in Public Sector Financial Management from New York University. She has written
over thirty book chapters and peer-
Professor Clement K. Sankat
Professor Clement Sankat is a member of the Executive Management Team of The University
of the West Indies (UWI) and is currently Pro-
A graduate of Queen’s College in Georgetown Guyana, he was the recipient of a Government Scholarship for undergraduate engineering education, and was the winner of the Sir Solomon Hochoy Award for best Mechanical Engineering student at the UWI in 1972. He received a UWI post graduate scholarship for Master’s research, a CIDA scholarship for Ph.D studies in Canada and an NSERC Research Associate ship in Food Engineering at Laval University in Quebec, Canada.
For more than thirty years, Professor Sankat has been engaged in Departmental, Faculty,
Campus and University administration and leadership at the UWI. He is a former Head,
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Assistant Dean, and Dean of the Faculty of
His teaching, research and development and professional interests are in the areas
of Processing/Storage of Tropical Crops and Food Engineering, Engineering Graphics
and Machine Design, and the Management of Innovation. Professor Sankat was the first
engineer to be promoted to a Readership in the Faculty of Engineering, UWI and was
subsequently promoted to a Personal Chair in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
His research and developmental work in the areas of Caribbean Food and Agro-
Professor Sankat has more that a hundred published papers to his credit. Much of this has been achieved through his direction of graduate research students at the Masters and Doctoral levels and through external research grants. Some of his work has gone beyond academia and has been extended and applied in the food and agricultural industries. He is committed to bringing technology and innovation to bear on food and agricultural production in the Caribbean.
Professor Sankat has for many years been actively involved in the application and
promotion of Science and Technology (S&T) for national and regional development.
He is a long serving member on the Board of Directors of the Caribbean Industrial
Research Institute (CARIRI) and has previously served as the Institute’s Chairman.
During his tenure as Chairman of CARIRI, Professor Sankat led the drive to re-
Under his leadership, The Bureau became engaged in a programme of physical and service
expansion so as to better meet the needs of the business and manufacturing community.
He has served as a Member of the Board of Directors of the National Institute of
Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology (NIHERST), and was instrumental
in the development of a Draft National Policy on S&T for Trinidad & Tobago (T&T).
He was appointed as Chairman of the Vision 2020 Sub-
For his efforts in Public Service, University Service and Research he was awarded in 2001, the UWI Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence. His accomplishments were also formally recognized by the University of New Brunswick which conferred on him an Honorary Doctoral Degree in 2010.
Professor Archibald McDonald
Pro Vice Chancellor and Principal, UWI Mona Campus
Professor McDonald has had an outstanding career as a surgeon in Trauma and Emergency Medicine. He is a graduate of the UWI and received his postgraduate DM degree in 1987. He is credited with starting the first Accident and Emergency Department in Jamaica at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI). With colleagues, he established the Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Programme in Jamaica and conducted seminal studies that defined the epidemiology of injury in Jamaica which led to development of Jamaica's Injury Surveillance System. He has published some 125 papers and abstracts in peer-
Professor McDonald served as Chairman of the Department of Surgery (2002-
Professor Brian Copeland
Professor Copeland graduated from The UWI St. Augustine with a BSc in Electrical Engineering in 1978, with an MSc in Electrical Engineering (Control Systems) from the University of Toronto in 1981 and with a PhD in Electrical Engineering (Control Systems) from the University of Southern California in 1990. He has been a Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at The University of West Indies from 2007 to 2015. He was Head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The UWI from 1997 to 2007. He has lectured in Digital Electronics and Microprocessor Systems Design and Control Systems.
He was Coordinator of the Real Time Systems Group, a UWI unit for developing university/industry
liaison through impactful R&D Projects. At the RTSG, Professor Copeland was Project
Leader for design and construction of the Electronic Scoreboard at the Queen's Park
Oval. He currently co-
Professor Copeland has won many prestigious awards. In 2008 he was the first recipient
of the Order of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and in 2007 he was joint recipient
of the Chaconia Medal Gold as a member of the G-
Professor Copeland's appointment will be for a period of five years, effective July 1, 2016.
Sir George Alleyne
Chancellor, University of the West Indies
A native of Barbados, Sir George is currently the Chancellor of The University of
the West Indies. He became Director of the Pan American Sanitary Bureau (PASB) Regional
Office of the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1995 and completed a second four-
He currently holds an Adjunct Professorship at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University. Sir George has received numerous awards in recognition of his work including prestigious decorations and national honours from many countries of the Americas. In 1990, he was made Knight Bachelor by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for his services to Medicine. In 2001, he was awarded the Order of Caribbean Community, the highest honour that can be conferred on a Caribbean national.
Professor Sir Hilary Beckles
Vice Chancellor, University of the West Indies
Professor Sir Hilary Beckles is the Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies. Before assuming this office on May 1, 2015, he served the university as Pro-
Sir Hilary has had global recognition for his academic achievements and leadership
expertise. He serves on many United Nations committees and Advisory panels. He is
a founding member of Secretary-
Sir Hilary received his higher education in the United Kingdom and graduated in 1976 with a BA (Hons) Degree in Economic and Social History from Hull University, and a PhD from the same university in 1980. He has lectured extensively in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia, and has published over 100 peer reviewed essays and 14 scholarly books and monographs on subjects ranging from Atlantic and Caribbean History, gender relations in the Caribbean, sport development and popular culture. These include: Centering Woman: Gender Discourses in Caribbean Slave Societies (Randle Publishers,1999); The History of Barbados (Cambridge University Press, 2006); Natural Rebels: A Social History of Enslaved Black Women in the Caribbean (Rutgers University Press, 1989; Britain's Black Debt: Reparations for Slavery and Native Genocide in the Caribbean (UWI Press); and The Development of West Indies Cricket: volume 1: The Age of Nationalism; and Volume 2: The Age of Globalization (Pluto Press, 1999).
Sir Hilary has received numerous awards for his contribution: including the degree of Honorary Doctor of Letters from Brock University in Canada, the University of Glasgow in Scotland, his alma mater Hull University in England, and the Kwame Nkrumah University for Science and Technology in Ghana. In 2015 he was honored by the Borough of Brooklyn, New York, for "extraordinary achievement, outstanding leadership, and contribution to the community". He received in 2015 the Second Global Community Healer Award for humanitarian work from the Community Healer Network, Washington DC, following the legendary Maya Angelou. In 2007 he was Commander Knight of St. Andrew (KA), the higher national honor of his country, "in recognition of his distinguished service in the fields of Education, Sports and the Arts".
Sir Hilary also serves in multiple roles in the Caribbean private sector, and is
a long serving director of Sagicor Financial Corporation -
Finally, Sir Hilary is an accomplished playwright with six of his staged works receiving popular acclaim.
Dr. Luz Longsworth
Dr Luz Longsworth is a Caribbean national who was born to Venezulean and Jamaican parents and who lived and worked in Belize for many years raising two children. Fluent in Spanish and French, Dr Longsworth also holds a Doctorate in Business Administration in Higher Education Management from the University of Bath in the United Kingdom. She is also a graduate of The University of the West Indies where she earned her BA in French and Spanish and MBA (Marketing) degrees. She is the holder of a Master of Arts degree in Hispanic Studies from Queen's University, Ontario, Canada.
She has over 25 years of experience in both academia and business in Jamaica, the British Virgin Islands (BVI) and Belize. As a senior administrator at The UWI, she has served in various posts at the Mona and Open Campuses, including Director of the School of Continuing Studies, Director of The UWI Open Campus Country Sites, and as Director of The UWI Mona Western Jamaica campus in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Dr Longsworth's research includes leadership development, change management and organisational development and transformation. She is also a certified trainer in leadership courses for the internationally renowned John Maxwell Company and has participated in various consulting projects in the Caribbean and the United Kingdom.