New UWI Mona principal takes office August 1
Professor Densil Williams (Photo: Observer file)

THE University of the West Indies (The UWI) Friday officially announced the appointment of Professor Densil A Williams as principal of the Mona campus, effective August 1, 2023.

He succeeds Pro Vice-Chancellor and Campus Principal Professor Dale Webber, who resumes teaching and research duties as a marine biologist after July 31, 2023.

University registrar Dr D Maurice Smith, in commenting on the appointment, said: "At its last meeting on April 26 the University Council deferred its decision to appoint a principal for the Mona campus as the Government of Jamaica requested additional time to consult. Having completed this process and consequently advised the chancellor of the outcome, the council proceeded to appoint Professor Williams on the recommendation of the vice-chancellor, in keeping with the university's statutes and ordinances.

"The university community thanks Professor Webber for his stewardship and sterling service and welcomes Professor Williams to his new role as head of the university's largest and oldest campus," said Smith.

The UWI said Professor Williams, whose current post is that of pro vice-chancellor and campus principal of The UWI's Five Islands Campus in Antigua and Barbuda, has built a career in business and academia for over 22 years. "He has held a remarkable record of public service, research and scholarly work, serving on a number of boards of State entities, private sector organisations, committees, as well as regional and international editorial boards," said the university.

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