Appointment of Pro Vice-Chancellor, Undergraduate Studies
Posted: January 09, 2013
The University of the West Indies is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Alan Cobley as Pro Vice-Chancellor for Undergraduate Studies with effect from February 1, 2013, succeeding Professor Alvin Wint who had served in the position for two outstanding three-year terms.
Professor Cobley joined the staff of the UWI at the Cave Hill Campus in 1987 as Assistant Lecturer in the Department of History and rose quickly through the academic ranks, having been awarded tenure in 1991, been promoted to Senior Lecturer in 1995 and to a Professorship of South African and Comparative History, in 2002.
Professor Cobley boasts a distinguished record of scholarly work. He has authored, co-authored and edited several published books; written numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, book reviews and conference presentations and has been a consulting editor of the Journal of Caribbean History since 2002. Despite maintaining a heavy teaching and supervisory load, Professor Cobley has been able to remain an active scholar and researcher while taking on many administrative duties. His record of service to the University as well as public service over the 26 years since joining the UWI staff has been nothing short of prolific, including seven years as Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Education, five years as Dean and one semester as Acting Head of the Centre for Gender and Development Studies. His stint as Campus Coordinator of the School of Graduate Studies and Research for Cave Hill immediately preceded the current appointment. His very active University service also includes membership on various Campus and University Boards and Committees as well as several terms as a member of University Council. Particularly noteworthy is his chairmanship of the Academic Quality Assurance Sub-Committee (AQAC) of the Cave Hill Academic Board.
He will remain based at Cave Hill in Barbados.