Sir George’s stellar service
When Sir. George Alleyne demits office as chancellor of the University of the West Indies (UWI) within a few months, it will close an important chapter not only in his life, but also that of the university. After all, he has had a stellar relationship with the UWI for more than six decades, the last 13 as honorary head.
Sir George is undoubtedly a proud Barbadian, but more importantly a quintessential Caribbean citizen with an illustrious career of public service to the region. The only parochial touch to closing this chapter in his most remarkable journey, which has been defined by excellence, is that it is happening in his homeland, where it all started.
An erudite scholar who excelled in so many areas, hence the epithet “Champ”, Sir George has never lost touch with his roots and despite the many high offices he has held, he has always remained dignified and calm. His focus has been on delivering substance and quality. Read more
Source: Nation News (Barbados)