Webber to take charge! - UWI to announce ecologist as new principal for Mona Campus
The University of the West Indies (UWI) has appointed Professor Dale Webber as the principal for the Mona Campus.
The decision was made during a meeting at the Regional Headquarters of the UWI in St Andrew yesterday. Webber takes the chair on October 1 and will replace Professor Archibald McDonald, who retires at the end of September after serving for five years in the post.
Three persons were being considered to succeed McDonald: Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the Open Campus Luz Longsworth, principal of the university's Open Campus; Professor Dale Webber, pro vice-chancellor of graduate studies; and Densil Williams, pro vice-chancellor for industry/academic partnership and planning.
Professor Dale Webber was Director of the Centre for Marine Sciences from 2005 until July 2015, when he was appointed pro-vice chancellor, graduate studies and research. He is a coastal ecologist with over 15 years experience in the environmental field.
(EDITOR'S NOTE: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that all three persons being considered for the post of principal of the Mona campus had applied for the job.)