Barbados’ former Prime Minister, Owen Arthur has been conferred with the title of Professor of Practice: Economics of Development by the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus.
The appointment, which came into effect at the start of this month, was confirmed at the University Appointments Committee meeting in October .
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Arthur is the third person to be appointed Professor of Practice at The UWI Cave Hill, following similar conferrals on CEO at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Dr Dexter James and former banking professional Ian DeSouza.
Delivering guest lectures in economics and related fields, providing mentorship to students of economics as well as presenting public lectures, will now become a norm for Arthur.
In addition, he will assist with research projects and interface with international agencies on behalf of the Department of Economics and the campus.
Arthur, a recognised economist, is Barbados’ fifth and longest-serving Prime Minister and an alumnus of The UWI Cave Hill and Mona Campuses.