UCCI names new president, CEO

Stacy McAfee

Dr. Stacy R. McAfee has been named as the new president and chief executive officer of the University College of the Cayman Islands. She will take over the post Jan. 1, 2019, replacing outgoing president Roy Bodden.

“We look forward to working with Dr. McAfee as we embrace our new Strategic Plan and seek to build on the many improvements, positive initiatives and landmark successes achieved under President Roy Bodden’s visionary and astute leadership,” said Anthony Ritch, chair of the UCCI Board of Governors.

Dr. McAfee was chosen after the review of 200 applications, 11 interviews and four candidates visiting the UCCI campus.

She has served as associate vice president for external relations, strategic partnerships and presidential initiatives for University of the Pacific in California.

“Dr. McAfee led business, government and community relations advancing corporate, foundation, educational, alumni and government relations across Northern California. The strategic partnerships she established bolstered experiential learning, philanthropy, new program development, career placement, and faculty research,” a UCCI press statement said.

She also previously led the University of Phoenix’s Bay Area campus, where she directed admissions, academic affairs, student services, operations, alumni relations, and financial services.

“I am honoured to have the rare privilege of serving as the President and CEO of UCCI. Together, we will build upon the successes of the past while fulfilling a new vision for locally relevant and internationally recognized tertiary education for the Cayman Islands,” Dr. McAfee said in a press statement.

She holds a doctorate in educational leadership and management from Drexel University, an MBA from DePaul University, a bachelor in business administration from Iowa State University, and an associate of arts from Highland Community College.

Read more in Friday’s Cayman Compass.