Catherine Tyson has joined the University of the West Indies Open Campus as the local administrative assistant and Cayman representative.
According to a statement released by the university, Ms. Tyson, who took up her appointment on June 1, will oversee the daily operations of the university in the Cayman Islands and work with the manager of the UWI Open Campus British Overseas Territories Sites, Dr. Phyllis Fleming-Banks, who is based on Anguilla.
Ms. Tyson holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in social work and has worked in the fields of education, training, counseling and social work in the public and private sectors.
The Open Campus is the fourth campus of UWI and serves more than 20,000 students in 17 English-speaking Caribbean countries. It works in conjunction with the three residential campuses as well as other tertiary institutions and development agencies throughout the Caribbean, offering both face-to-face and online programs.
Speaking about her appointment, Ms. Tyson said, “I am excited to join an esteemed university system and would like to see more Caymanians access the level of education and programs that the University of West Indies has been offering for many years.
“Education is power and something that no one can take away from you. It is so much more than just school and books, it is the rich learnings of life through experiences, connections and value added opportunities. I am happy to lend my expertise in the further development of the Cayman site as we offer Caymanians and all other locals quality education through distance learning.”