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Dr Camille Samuel appointed as new Campus Registrar at The UWI Five Islands Campus

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Dr. Camille Samuel, New Campus Registrar of The UWI Five Islands Campus

The UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica, WI. Wednesday, May 22, 2024—Dr. Camille Samuel has been appointed as Campus Registrar at The University of the West Indies' Five Islands Campus in Antigua and Barbuda. With a distinguished background spanning academia and enterprise management, Dr. Samuel, who is an esteemed figure in the global higher education administration landscape, is poised to bring her wealth of experience and dynamic leadership to her new role at The UWI’s fourth landed campus. Dr. Samuel is the current Deputy Campus Registrar of The University of the West Indies’ (UWI) St. Augustine Campus and her appointment at the Five Islands Campus will take effect from August 1st, 2024.

A native of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. Samuel holds an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Corporate Turnaround and Gendered Leadership from The UWI, complemented by an MBA in Corporate Strategy and Economic Policy from the Maastricht School of Management in The Netherlands, and a BSc. in Sociology and Management, also from The UWI. Her academic journey is underscored by a commitment to excellence, evident in her wide-ranging research interests and public speaking engagements, which traverse the realms of entrepreneurial support, crisis management, educational leadership, and IT governance, enriched by insights from artificial intelligence and technology.

Dr. Samuel's impact extends beyond the confines of academia, as evidenced by her multifaceted roles as an adjunct faculty member at The UWI’s Department of Geomatics, Engineering and Land Management since 2005, consultant, and academic advisor at both The UWI and the Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business (since 2003). Her instrumental contributions to business interventions, executive education, and mentorship and academic supervision of doctoral and master's level students attest to her dedication to fostering growth and innovation within the educational landscape.

Moreover, Dr. Samuel's influence reverberates on the international stage, where she is an active member of various committees and professional associations. Dr. Samuel has been serving as the President of the Ellucian-Latin American and Caribbean User Group since 2016 and is a member of Evisions' Strategic Thought Leadership board. Her commitment to societal progress is further exemplified by her involvement in advocacy organisations such as the Coalition Against Domestic Violence, as she continues her term as President, demonstrating her unwavering dedication to social justice and equality. In addition to her work within the higher education technology sphere and as an activist for human development, Dr. Samuel also supports the work of her credit union’s Board – the T.G.G. Credit Union.

Dr. Samuel will be working directly with the Pro Vice-Chancellor and Campus Principal, Professor Justin Robinson, who has expressed his unwavering confidence in her ability to advance the University's vision and mission and Campus’ work agenda. “I look forward to welcoming Dr. Samuel to the Five Islands Campus as we continue the mission of bringing Access to the residents and citizens of Antigua and Barbuda and the wider OECS while implementing The UWI’s strategic Plan.”


Photo Caption: Dr. Camille Samuel, New Campus Registrar of The UWI Five Islands Campus

About The University of the West Indies

The UWI has been and continues to be a pivotal force in every aspect of Caribbean development, residing at the center of all efforts to improve the well-being of people across the region for over 75 years.

From a university college of London in Jamaica with 33 medical students in 1948, The UWI is today an internationally respected, global university with nearly 50,000 students and five campuses: Mona in Jamaica, St. Augustine in Trinidad and Tobago, Cave Hill in Barbados, Five Islands in Antigua and Barbuda and its Global Campus, and global centres in partnership with universities in North America, Latin America, Asia, Africa, and Europe.

The UWI offers over 1000 certificate, diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Culture, Creative and Performing Arts, Food and Agriculture, Engineering, Humanities and Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Science and Technology, Social Sciences, and Sport. As the Caribbean’s leading university, it possesses the largest pool of Caribbean intellect and expertise committed to confronting the critical issues of our region and the wider world.

The UWI has been consistently ranked among the best in the world by the most reputable ranking agency, Times Higher Education (THE). Since The UWI’s 2018 debut in THE’s rankings, it has performed well in multiple schemes—among them including World University Rankings, Golden Age University Rankings (between 50 and 80 years old), Latin America Rankings, and the Impact Rankings for its response to the world’s biggest concerns, outlined in the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including Good Health and Well-being; Gender Equality and Climate Action.

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