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Professor Archibald McDonald to be new UWI principal

Published:Tuesday | July 2, 2013 | 2:39 PM

The University of the West Indies (UWI) has announced that Professor Archibald McDonald has been selected to succeed Professor Gordon Shirley as Principal of the UWI, Mona Campus.



He will assume the Office of the Principal on September 1.



McDonald is the current Deputy Principal of Mona, a post he has held for the past year.



He is a surgeon and has practiced in Trauma and Emergency Medicine.



In addition to his role as Deputy Principal, McDonald is the Chair of the Jamaican Research and Education Network, a member of the Board of Directors of the Caribbean Knowledge and Learning Network and Chairman of the Board of St Joseph’s Hospital.



Professor McDonald served as Chairman of the Department of Surgery (2002-2005) and then as Dean of the Faculty of Medical Sciences, Mona Campus, from 2005 to 2012.



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