Mr. Anthony Ritch, Deputy Chair of the UCCI Board of Governors is pleased to announce that on June 20th the Board appointed Dr. Livingston Smith as its first Vice President and Provost, to take office on July 1st.

Dr. Smith is currently a Professor at the University College of the Cayman Islands where he is also Director of Special Projects and of Research and Publication. He has also served in the capacities of Chair of the Department of the Social Sciences and Research and Acting Dean of Academic Affairs and Administration at UCCI.

Over the last eighteen years, he has taught various courses in Political Science, History, Sociology, Ethics and Research Methodology at UCCI.

An honours graduate of Church Teacher’s College, Jamaica, he also has a Bachelor of Science (Social Sciences) and a Master of Philosophy in Government. He won the Jamaica Adult Suffrage Scholarship to pursue his Ph.D. in Government between the University of the West Indies and the Florida International University. He was recently honoured by this University as an outstanding alumnus.

He was a Visiting Professor at Carleton University, Canada, at the Centre for Values and Ethics (COVE) in the CARICOM scholar leadership programme. Professor Smith was recently invited by Transparency International to attend working sessions for the Americas and is currently working on the first issue of a new academic journal, The International Journal of Accountability, Transparency and Anticorruption Strategies. He is a main editor of the two-volume text The Caribbean in a Changing World, Surveying the Past, Mapping the Future published by Cambridge Publishers.

He has directed four major conferences held at UCCI: Conference on Caribbean Culture and Globalization, March 2010; Conference on Leadership, Governance and Empowerment, March 2011; Conference- 50/50 – Surveying the Past, Mapping the Future, March 2012; and

Toward a Corruption-Free Caribbean: Ethics, Values, Trust and Morality, March 2014.

Dr. Smith is a member of the American Council on Education and the Caribbean Studies Association. He is also a member of the Board of Governors of the Northern Caribbean University, Jamaica.

A practicing Christian, he has served as the First Elder of the Savannah SDA Church and is the Director of the CXC Education Volunteer Programme in the Cayman Islands. Dr. Smith is married with a six year old son.