The Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination at the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI), celebrated the former Pro-Vice Chancellor and Principal of Cave Hill Sir Hilary Beckles’ new position as new Vice Chancellor of the UWI. At the ceremony, Sir Hilary described Cave Hill as the “most Caribbean campus” in the region. Professor Eudene Barriteau (above left) is now the new Principal of Cave Hill.
Speaking at a farewell function in his honour at the Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination on Sunday night, former Pro-Vice Chancellor and Principal of Cave Hill, Sir Hilary Beckles, said that in terms of the staff and student cohorts, Cave Hill is very much a Caribbean university.
“It was important I thought to create a Caribbean university, a Caribbean campus and I think we set out to create what was the most Caribbean campus in the Caribbean and the model we had was a 60-30-10 model, where 60 per cent of the students were Barbadian, 30 per cent from the Caribbean and 10 per cent from beyond the Caribbean. I think we came very close to achieving that,” he said.
With that in mind, Sir Hilary, the new Vice Chancellor of the UWI, said they also took the landscaping of the campus very seriously, to ensure that the campus was not only beautiful on the inside, but the outside as well. “If you are going to create a coherent sense of community and that is something we believed in at Cave Hill, it also should look beautiful on the outside and I can tell you that the sense of family, the sense of family and community at Cave Hill is arguably the most developed at all of the campuses and I have seen this over the years. Cave Hill really has a very strong internal cohesion that has been developed over the decades,” he said. [. . .]
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