Friday, September 16, 2011

New UWI SVG Site Head

The UWI Open Campus is pleased to welcome Mrs Deborah Dalrymple as the new Head of the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Open Campus Country Site.

Mrs. Deborah Dalrymple joined the staff of the University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus, as Head on September 1, 2011. Prior to joining the UWI, Mrs. Dalrymple served as the first Adult Education Officer at the Ministry of Education, St. Vincent where she made a significant contribution to the development of government policy on Adult Education and was intimately involved in the training of Community Educators. She also served as Director/Therapist at Marion House, the first social service agency in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, where she provided counseling services as well as training programmes for youth at risk, along with their parents.

Mrs. Dalrymple is passionate about the empowerment of marginalized Vincentians, particularly out of school youth and has served for many years as an advocate for disenchanted, “left out” youth in local, regional and international fora.

Described as a goal oriented thinker with excellent leadership ability, enthusiasm, dynamism, warmth, intuition, persuasiveness and professionalism, Mrs. Dalrymple, is no stranger to UWI, having previously worked as the Saint Vincent Tutor/Coordinator of the UWI’s MSc programme on Counseling. Mrs. Dalyrmple is married and is the mother of three. She replaces outgoing Head, Mr. Adrian Fraser.

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