A significant change has been made at the start of the 2021-2022 academic year to the staffing of the inner Office of the Vice-Chancellor, located at the Regional Headquarters of The University of the West Indies in Jamaica (The UWI).
Grace Jutan, with effect from August 1, 2021, has been designated ‘Chief of Staff’.
In this capacity, The UWI said Jutan will be responsible for co-ordinating activities specific to the Vice-Chancellor’s diary as well as related staff matters within the Office.
Jutan has over 15 years of service at the executive level of the University, which began in the Office of Vice-Chancellor Alister McIntyre before her appointment as executive assistant in the Office of the Board for Undergraduate Studies where she worked with then pro vice-chancellors Hilary Beckles, Elsa Leo-Rhynie, Marlene Hamilton, and Alvin Wint.
Having left the university to work at Florida International University (FIU) for over seven years, on her return, The UWI said she now brings an international dimension to bear on her present role.
Additionally, Jutan holds a Master’s degree from FIU in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages