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Dr Luz Longsworth to Be Inducted as 3rd Pro-Vice Chancellor for UWI Open Campus

The University of the West Indies Open Campus is the umbrella organization of seventeen campuses in the Caribbean and effective this evening, Belizean national, Dr Luz Longsworth will be at the helm of all these institutions.  Her induction is slated to start at six o’clock this evening at the Belize Biltmore Plaza Hotel in Belize City.  The venue for this was made by Dr Longsworth as she explained during her presence on The Morning Show yesterday.


According to Longsworth, there are over six thousand students online and eleven thousand engaged annually in short courses.  Of that amount Belize accounts for a little over three hundred online students.  Dr Jane Bennett is the Head of the UWI Open Campus in Belize, she spoke of the practicality of online schooling while Dr Longsworth spoke of subjects currently available online.



Dr Longsworth succeeds Professor Hazel Simmons-McDonald who led the campus for the period 2008 to 2014.  For the period May 2015 to May 2016, Dr Longsworth had acted as the Pro Vice Chancellor and Principal of the Campus at which time she was confirmed, leading to her induction tonight.