University Council

The Council is the supreme University body and has legal responsibility for all University appointments and promotions, resources (financial, material and physical) and for the maintenance of standards within the University.

The Chancellor is head of the University and chairs at least one meeting of Council annually. In the absence of the Chancellor, the Council is chaired by the Pro-Chancellor. The membership consists of representatives of a wide cross section of the Jamaican society including commerce and industry, the Alumni Association, local and regional educational institutions, staff unions and the Students’ Union, professional societies and the Government. The Chancellor also has a representative on the Council. Much of the Council’s work is carried out by committees. The standing committees of the Council are Finance, Governance, Audit and the Student Appeal Board.



   Mr. Lloyd Carney

Mr. Lloyd Carney, Chancellor


Dr. Kevin Brown

Hon. Shirley Tyndale, OJ
Honorary Treasurer

Professor Colin Gyles, CD
Deputy President

Mr. Ronald Sutherland
President, Alumni Association

Mr. Rick Darby
President, Student Union

Mr. Aldrick McNab
Prime Minister Nominee

Mrs. Nadeen Matthews Blair
Minister of Education, Youth & Information Nominee


Mr. Milton Bernard
Minister of Education, Youth & Information Nominee

Mr. Alexander Hill
Chancellor’s Nominee

Miss Stacey Hines
Private Sector Nominee

Miss Twitty-Ann Thomas
Professional Bodies Nominee 

Mr. Darien Henry, JP
Association of Tertiary Institutions (ACTI) Nominee

Ms. Claudeth Haughton
Council of Community Colleges Nominee

Mr. Clavery Allen
University of Technology, Jamaica, Academic Staff Union (UTASU) Nominee

Miss Janette Grayson
University Of Technology, Jamaica Administrative Staff Association (UTASA) Nominee

Mrs. Bridget Johnson-Smith
University and Allied Works Union (UAWU) Nominee

Professor Shermaine Barrett
Deans' Representative


Dr. Andrew Lamm
Principal Lecturers'/Associate Professors and Professors Representative


Dr. Dayton Robinson
Co-opted Member


Mr. Omar McKoy
Co-opted Member




The Academic Board established under Article 12 of the Charter is chaired by the President and is the principal body responsible for the academic governance within the University. The Board is subject to the powers of the President and Council and has the responsibility for the academic affairs of the University, both in teaching and in research, and for the regulation and superintendence of the education of the students of the University as prescribed in the Statutes.