Jamaica Observer ( Jamaica ) 08 January 2023 ( Page 24 )
Beckles upbeat about UWI’S Each decade since 1948 has been marked by challenges and difficulties as we sought to detach our people from the colonial scuffle. There have been difficult and challenging times but there has never been any doubt, neither has there been despair, there has never been a call to retreat, nor to resign VICE chancellor of The University of the West Indies UWI), Professor Sir Hilary Beckles has reiterated plans to initiate the second phase of the institution’s strategic development plan. Beckles was speaking at the official media launch of the university’s 75th anniversary, which is being recognised under the theme ‘UWI at 75: Rooted. Ready. Rising’. In 2017 the university launched its strategic plan entitled the ‘Triple A Strategy’ with pillars of access, alignment, and agility. Phase one of the operational plan 2017-2022 called for a “Reputation Revolution”. Noting that phase one was a “great success”, he said the reputation and the visibility of the university has never been higher, as implementation for phase two draws closer. “Phase two focuses on the Revenue Revolution that is needed to sustain our financial viability. The conversion of our global reputation into sustained revenue is now a core purpose,” said Beckles. “We have much in which to be proud, we have much to celebrate. Indeed, it is the dignity of our collective achievement which will be defueled for propulsion into the future we now desire,” he added. In the meantime, while describing the 75th year of the institution as one