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Local News 06 Dec, 2021 Follow News


The University College of the Cayman Islands, in midst of a five-year development plan, is seeking a new president to lead the institution.

While the search is launched, the board of the university has appointed Dr J.D. Mosley-Matchett to be Interim Acting President and CEO until a new substantive post-holder is selected.

Dr Mosley-Matchett who joined UCCI in 2009 currently serves as Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs.

Her new appointment follows the sudden resignation towards the end of November of Dr Stacy McAfee whose contract was due to expire at the end of this year.

She had taken over the UCCI top job in 2018 on a three-year contract.

A press release from the UCCI Board of Governors did not give any specific reason for her departure, only stating that she had “decided and given notice that she will no longer continue as President and CEO of the University College of the Cayman Islands.”

This past Sunday, December 5th, the UCCI board issued another press release informing that in the interim Dr J.D. Mosley-Matchett will be running the affairs of the university “until such time as a new President and CEO has been appointed”.

She had previously served as UCCI’s interim provost and vice president of academic affairs from May 2020 before being permanently appointed in May this year.

A bio of the new Interim President and CEO included in the press release said Dr Mosley-Matchett considers her most notable administrative accomplishments during her term at the University College are the pursuit and achievement of discipline-level accreditation for UCCI’s Business Studies Department in 2017 from the International Accreditation Council for Business Education.

She also lists the first-time institutional accreditation in 2015 from the British-based Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges & Universities (ASIC).

It said Dr Mosley-Matchett led UCCI’s effort to gain accreditation from both organizations and is currently spearheading UCCI’s institutional preparations to achieve US-based regional accreditation.

The Board of Governors said they look forward to further academic achievements during Dr MosleyMatchett’s term in office and look forward to working with her.

Dr Mosley-Matchett’s educational credentials include a PhD in Business Administration and an MBA from the University of Texas at Arlington; a Juris Doctor (law degree) from the Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas; and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineer Technology from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.

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