USM appoints Trini native as new Dean of Academics

POND ISLAND–University of St. Martin (USM) has appointed Trinidadian native Genève Phillip as its new Dean of Academics.

Philip holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Sector Management, Postgraduate Diploma in International Relations and a Master of Science in Global Studies from the University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine Campus.
She is currently reading for her Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in International Relations, at UWI Institute of International Relations, which is scheduled for completion this year.
Phillip has been in academia for the past 10 years and has gained “a significant degree” of exposure for her work, having been invited to present at conferences in the Caribbean region, North America and Europe. She worked at the University of Prince Edward Island in Canada and the UWI in Trinidad.
Her hope is to increase the regional and international visibility of USM by way of her professional memberships in the Caribbean Studies Association (CSA), the International Studies Association (ISA) and the International Small Island Studies Association (ISISA) among others, USM said in a press release on Friday.
“She brings to USM an awareness of and familiarity with the Caribbean region, coupled with a substantial degree of cultural intelligence, which enables her to function in and adapt to any global setting.”
“What she hopes primarily to accomplish at USM is the fostering of an environment where students will receive the educational experience in which they are confident in the education systems in our region and are encouraged to stay; where Faculty feels appreciated and adequately is rewarded for their efforts and where both academic and non-academic staff could see themselves as being collectively responsible for fostering a community of comradely, mutual respect and support,” it was stated in the release.
USM said Philip describes herself as “the quintessential Caribbean woman, with the vision and ambition to contribute to the creation of a better region through various mediums of engagement and advocacy.”

Source: Daily Herald
USM appoints Trini native as new Dean of Academics