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Gordon Shirley to leave UWI on secondment to Port Authority

Published:Wednesday | June 5, 2013 | 4:59 PM

Professor Gordon Shirley, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of the West Indies, Mona, is to be seconded to the Port Authority of Jamaica as its new head.



Shirley's new assignment will begin at the end of September 2013 and will last for three years.



In 2004, Professor Shirley was seconded to the Government of Jamaica to serve as Jamaica's Ambassador to Washington D.C.



Shirley serves on a number of national and private sector boards including: National Task Force, Logistics Hub Initiative (Chairman); Police Services Commission (Chairman); Board of the Grace Kennedy Foundation (Chairman); Member of the PIOJ Board and Member of the JPSCo Board.



Shirley's tenure at The UWI began in 1991 with his appointment as Head of the Department of Management Studies.



Following a successful term at the department of management studies Shirley went on to serve as Executive Director of the Mona School of Business from 1997 to 2004.



During this time he managed the transformation of the Mona Institute of Business into a profitable, self sustaining School of Business with endowments for Research and Entrepreneurial Studies.



The University is actively considering a suitable replacement for Professor Shirley and expects an announcement within the next several weeks.



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