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UCCI Selects New President and Chief Executive Officer

Local News 25 Oct, 2022 Follow News

UCCI Selects New President and Chief Executive Officer

On behalf of the Board of Governors of the University College of the Cayman Islands, Chairman, Mr. Gilbert A. Mclean, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Robert W. Robertson as the President of the University College of the Cayman Islands.

Mr. McLean notes that the Board conducted a thorough local, regional and international search to secure the candidate best suited to lead UCCI to the next level. “We are pleased to have Dr Robertson join UCCI as we continue to build a globally competitive academic institution” noted Chairman Mclean.

Dr. Robertson holds dual citizenship as a Canadian and American and he is based in Tampa, Florida. He has more than twenty-five years of experience leading award-winning organizations in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. He has served as a business faculty member, MBA Director, Dean of Business, Vice President of Academic Affairs and most recently as the first President of the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (2016-2022) in Nassau, Bahamas.

Dr. Robertson holds a Doctorate in Management and Organization (Stirling University, Scotland); Master of Studies in Environmental Law (Vermont Law School); Master of Public Administration (Dalhousie University, Canada); Master of Arts in Geography (Eastern Kentucky University); Bachelor of Science in Geography (East Tennessee State University); Post Graduate Diploma in International Management (University of London); Post Graduate Certificate in Conflict Resolution (Queen Margaret University, Scotland); Graduate Diploma in International Development (London School of Economics and Political Science); Executive Certificate, Innovation and Strategy (Massachusetts Institute of Technology); and, Executive Certificate, Leadership and Negotiation (Harvard University). Dr. Robertson attended East Tennessee State University on a cross country and track scholarship. He was inducted into the Cornwall, Ontario, Canada Sports Hall of Fame in 2016.

Dr. Robertson was named a Fulbright Specialist (2016) by the US Department of State; an Emerging Leader in the America’s (2016 and 2020) by Global Affairs Canada; and, a Senior Research Fellow (2022) with the School of Advanced Studies, Commonwealth Institute, Page 2 of 2 University of London. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the peer-reviewed Florida Political Science Association Journal The Florida Political Chronicle. He is a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow.

Dr. Robertson states that “he is excited to join the team at UCCI. Education is changing in the post-pandemic era and there are many opportunities to assist in preparing students for the new future of work.” 

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