UWI Appoints Dr. Severin as Director of OCCS

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He brings extensive knowledge and experience to the position, having commenced his career with the University of the West Indies, on January 1st 1999 as Project Officer, in the Office of Administration and Special Initiatives.

A role, which provided him with an early insight into the operations and governance of the University, when he was appointed to monitor all sixteen countries served by UWI.

He then returned to Dominica in August 2005 to assume the post of Resident Tutor and Head of the School of Continuing Studies.

He continued to build on the traditional UWI culture of “beyond the walls” educational appeal in Dominica, through the annual distinguished and or memorial lecture series, which he initiated as Head of Open Campus Dominica.

This was done through partnerships with relevant public and private sector institutions and cultural development groups.

The growth and development of the site, increased access to quality higher education and raised the profile of the University in Dominica.

Among his accomplishments, Dr. Severin had previously served as acting Director of the Open Campus Country Sites, for an accumulated period of thirteen months.

Dr. Severin became the Public Orator for the Open Campus, succeeding Dr. Lennox Bernard, after his retirement.

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