RIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC:
The University of the West Indies (The UWI) yesterday announced that Professor Clive Landis will serve as the next principal of its Cave Hill Campus in Barbados.
His appointment was confirmed at The UWI’s annual business meeting of its University Council on April 30 and approved by the University Council, following a recommendation from Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles.
“I wish to thank Council and the university community for residing confidence in me to lead the Cave Hill Campus as its sixth principal,” Professor Landis said. “I pay tribute to my predecessors and pledge to continue building, on the foundations laid, an outward-looking campus aligned with the development needs of Barbados and the Caribbean region.”
Sir Hilary Beckles described the new principal as “a leading academic, first-class administrator, and strong advocate of Caribbean development.”
“He is a people-centered leader and an advocate of social justice and economic transformation,” the vice-chancellor added.
Professor Landis, who joined The UWI in 2004, has served as deputy principal of the campus from 2015-2019, as University Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Undergraduate Studies from 2019-2021, and chair of the UWI Zika Task Force in 2016. He is also currently chair of the UWI COVID-19 Task Force, having assumed the role since February 2020. He will succeed retiring Principal, Professor V. Eudine Barriteau with effect from August 1 for a period of five years.