University Council

The Council is the supreme University body and has legal responsibility for all University appointments and promotions, resources (financial, material and physical) and for the maintenance of standards within the University.

The Chancellor is head of the University and chairs at least one meeting of Council annually. In the absence of the Chancellor, the Council is chaired by the Pro-Chancellor. The membership consists of representatives of a wide crosssection of the Jamaican society including commerce and industry, the Alumni Association, local and regional educational institutions, staff unions and the Studentsí Union, professional societies and the Government. The Chancellor also has a representative on the Council. Much of the Councilís work is carried out by committees. The standing committees of the Council are Finance, Governance, Audit and the Student Appeal Board.



Ex-Officio Members
  • The Most Honourable Edward Seaga, ON,PC – Pro-Chancellor
  • Professor the Hon Errol Morrison OJ, President
  • Professor Ashok Kulkarni, Deputy President
  • Mr. Vivian Crawford, Honorary Treasurer
  • Mr. Ronald Sutherland, Alumni President
  • Miss Jheanell Johnson, Student Union President
Nominated Members
  • Mr. Ryland Campbell, Deputy Chair/Private Sectorís Nominee
  • Mr. Dennis Chung, Chancellorís Nominee
  • Dr. Aggrey Irons, Professional Bodies Nominee
  • Dr Camille Bell-Hutchinson, UWI Nominee
  • Mrs. Jacqueline Coke-Lloyd, Minister of Educationís Nominee
  • Mr. Aldrick McNab, Prime Ministerís Nominee
  • Mrs. Karen Hewitt Kennedy, Council of Community Collegesí Nominee
  • Dr. Angela Samuels Harris, Association of Caribbean Tertiary Institutions Nominee
  • Mrs. Stancy Mighty-Dixon, UAWU Nominee
  • Mrs. Olobusola Akinladejo, UTASU President
  • Mr. Christopher Spencer, UTASA President
Elected Member
  • Dr. Carol Archer, Deanís Nominee
Co-Opted Members
  • Mrs. Eleanor Jones
  • Mr. Earl Samuels
  • Mr. Eric Frater