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Faculty Boards

Faculty Boards are often considered the motors of an academic community, large enough to make their own strategic decisions but small enough to be close to students and staff. In the governance hierarchy, Faculty Boards are sub-committees of the Senate, to which they report.

Terms of reference for each Faculty Board are as follows:
  • to determine the learning programmes, teaching and research within the Faculty;
  • to ensure that all students receive the best possible learning experience;
  • to ensure an appropriate level of professional development for staff;
  • to develop research policies that reflect the priorities of the Faculty;
  • to ensure that proper mechanisms are in place to demonstrate high standards of quality to internal and external assessors;
  • to agree and implement the academic organisation of the Faculty;
  • to prepare plans for the further development of the Faculty, for consideration in the first instance by the Senate and subsequently by the Council;
  • to communicate its activities effectively within the Faculty and more widely across the university community.
Membership shall comprise:
  • the Dean of the Faculty (Chair);
  • the Heads of Programme in the Faculty;
  • representatives of subjects in the Faculty elected by and from among the academic staff;
  • representatives of subjects in the Faculty elected by and from among the learners;
  • any other members who can contribute to the effective operation of the Faculty.

Faculty Boards will normally meet three times a year.

Faculty Board Members
  1. Dr. Justin Zelime – Chairperson
  2. Ms. Noritha Legaie – Executive PA
  3. Mr. Bernard Songwar – Head of Department of CIS
  4. Mrs. Annie Laurette – Head of Department of Education, Languages and Media
  5. Mrs. Betty-Mai Sofa – Head of Department of Health and Social Care
  6. Dr. Olga Klymenko – Director of Education and Socio-Economic Research Institute (ESERI)
  7. Mrs. Penda Choppy – Director Creole Language & Culture Research Institute (CLCRI)
  8. Mrs. Dongxia Wang – Director of Confucius Institute
  9. Ms. Aleca David – External Board Member
  10. Mr. Denis Rose – External Board Member
  11. Mr. Fabian Palmyre – External Board Member
  12. Mr. Gerard Lafortune – External Board Member
  13. Mr. Gilbert Lebon – External Board Member
  14. Mrs. Linda William-Melanie – External Board Member
  15. Mrs. Marie-Reine Hoareau – External Board Member
  16. Mr. Michel Pierre – External Board Member
  17. Mrs. Nadia Lauricourt – External Board Member
  18. Dr. Odile Decomarmond – External Board Member
  19. Mrs. Patricia Rene – External Board Member
  20. Ms. Thyra Faure– External Board Member
  21. Ms. Merna Eulentin – Alumni Representative
  1. Mr. Paul Kangethe – Head of Department of Business and Finance

  2. Dr. Nuette Gordon – Head of Department of Environmental Science

  3. Ms. Joelle Barnes – Head of Department of Law

  4. Mrs. Sylvanna Antat – Director of the James Michel Blue Economy Research Institute (BERI)

  5. Mrs. Diana Benoit – Director of the James R. Mancham Peace and Diplomacy Research Institute (PDRI)

  6. Mr. Lester Omondi – External Board Member

  7. Mrs. Josianne Bristol– External Board Member

  8. Mrs. Audrey Nanon– External Board Member

  9. Mr. Divino Sabino– External Board Member

  10. Mr. Guy Morel– External Board Member

  11. Mr. Eric Kemp – External Board Member

  12. Ms. Lissa Bristol – External Board Member

  13. Mr. Naadir Hassan   – External Board Member

  14. Mrs. Rachel Onezime– External Board Member

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