(Trinidad Guardian) Professor Clement Sankat has been re-appointed as pro vice-chancellor and principal of the St Augustine Campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) for a further four years, until his retirement on September 30, 2016.
The announcement was made by Professor E Nigel Harris, vice-chancellor of The UWI who said the university’s Finance and General Purposes Committee (the Standing Committee of the University Council) has accepted his recommendation.
At the time of his retirement, Sankat would have served The UWI for 38 years as a professor, head of department, dean, PVC (Graduate Studies) and as PVC and campus principal.
Professor Sankat was first appointed as campus principal on January 1, 2008 succeeding Professor Bridget Brereton who acted as principal for six months following the appointment of former principal Dr Bhoendradatt Tewarie, as pro vice-chancellor, planning and development.
During his first term as principal, Professor Sankat has overseen a significant expansion of both the undergraduate and postgraduate student body, outstripping the other campuses within the university to become the largest residential campus of the UWI, without any apparent decline in the quality of academic and service delivery.