During his tenure as Pro Vice-Chancellor and Campus Principal, Professor Williams will provide leadership on multiple strategic objectives, including project management in order to maintain compliance with the business model on which the Campus was established; maintaining effective operations; and collaborating with the Government of Antigua and Barbuda in building out a cost effective infrastructure and HR architecture.
Professor Densil A. Williams has built a career in business and academia for almost 20 years. A UWI alumnus, he completed both his Bachelor's and Master's degrees at the Mona Campus. He graduated with a B.Sc. (First Class Honours) in Economics and Management Studies in 1999, an M.Sc. in International BusinesFollowing a stint in the private sector, Professor Williams served The UWI since 2007 in a number of roles at the Mona Campus. Among these include: services as taskforce member on the Department of Management Studies response to The UWI 2007-2012 strategic plan; chaired the Mona Campus Strategic plan steering committee for the UWI 2012-2017 plan; served as a member of the committee which designed and implemented; the M.Sc. in Agricultural Entrepreneurship offered jointly by the Department of Management Studies and the Department of Life Sciences; the first MSc programme in Taxation to be delivered anywhere in the Caribbean; served as Chairman for the Research Committee in the Department of Management Studies; Head of Department of Management Studies; Deputy Executive Director and then Executive Director at Mona School of Business and Management. More recently, since 2016, he held the portfolio of Pro Vice-Chancellor, Planning, which involves oversight of The UWI's Strategic Plan, Institutional Research and Ranking to enhance the operational and strategic direction of the regional University.
Professor Williams boasts an impressive record of public service, research and scholarly work. His general area of academic specialisation is International Business with a strong focus on making small firms across the region more internationally competitive. He has authored five books, two of which won awards at the Mona Campus for best publication, over 30 refereed journal articles, 27 peer reviewed conferences and scientific papers, a book chapter and an edited collection. He is also a member of several regional and international associations focused on academic and scholarly work. Outside University life, he has served on a number of boards of state entities, private sector boards and committees, in Jamaica and across the region as well.