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The Search for the Next President of the University of Virgin Islands Is Underway

President of the University of the Virgin Islands David Hall, Ph.D. (file photo)

The Board of Trustees has retained the services of Isaacson Miller, a leading higher education search firm, to assist with the recruitment of the best possible candidate to succeed President David Hall, Ph.D., whose contract ends in July 2024.

As the board begins this process, it will be seeking feedback, suggestions and field questions to develop the position profile which will guide the presidential search.  The board wants to gain insight from all University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) community stakeholders to leverage the most diverse perspectives to identify candidates best suited to UVI and our community needs.

Information on the presidential search will appear shortly on the UVI website. Announcements will be shared with updates on the process and general information.  Also included will be advice on how to nominate a candidate or provide other suggestions to the search committee.

The UVI Board of Trustees remains committed to finding a leader who will continue the university’s tradition of excellence and ensure that our students receive the highest quality education possible. More information on these important initiatives will be available in the weeks to come.

This critical committee, comprised of individuals who bring a broad, diverse set of experiences and perspectives to the process, is charged with the following:

  • Developing a formal criterion to guide the search process;
  • Engaging the University community and stakeholders to gain insights and considerations of the next president;
  • Conducting a focused and comprehensive search with the support and guidance of our external search firm;
  • Identifying, interviewing, and vetting potential candidates; and
  • Putting forth a formal recommendation to the Board of Trustees for consideration.

These are the members of the UVI Presidential Search Committee:

Oran C. Roebuck

Trustee and St. Croix Businesswoman

Dr. John A. Quelch

Trustee and Dean of School of Business Univ. of Miami

John P. De Jongh

Trustee, Former Governor, and St. Thomas Businessman

Erica Johnson Creamer 

Trustee and Businesswoman

Dr. Kyza A. Callwood

Trustee and St. Thomas Administrator

Edward E. Thomas

Trustee Emeritus and Retired St. Thomas Businessman

Jennifer Nugent-Hill

Trustee Emeritus and Businesswoman

Dr. Yvonne E. L. Thraen

Trustee Emeritus and Retired Administrator

Jose A. Penn

St. John Businessman

Honorable Emile Henderson

Magistrate Judge

Sharmane A. Brookes

St. Thomas Businesswoman

Ariel Joseph

St. Croix UVI Student

Osbert Potter

Former Lt. Governor and St. Thomas Businessman

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