(Jamaica Observer) The University of the West Indies (UWI) has appointed Dr Akshai Mansingh as the Dean of the new Faculty of Sport at the university.
Mansingh’s appointment takes effect on August 1.
In a press release today, UWI said the dean of the new Faculty of Sport is responsible for its overall academic and administrative management, including its financial affairs.
He is also expected to represent the faculty on all relevant campus and university boards and committees as well as with external stakeholders.
Dr Akshai Mansingh, who is also a former UWI graduate, has been a lecturer in the Department of Surgery, Sports Medicine in Radiology, Anaesthetics and Intensive Care at The UWI, Mona for 10 years.
He is also a consultant orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine physician.
Meanwhile, UWI said through this faculty, it aims to ensure the enhancement of the sporting excellence which characterises the Caribbean and will build upon this reputation to become an internationally-recognised teaching, research and training centre in sport and sports-related disciplines.
The faculty, which becomes operational in the 2017-2018 academic year will offer certificate, bachelor and master’s degrees in Sports Business, Sports Management, Sports Science and the Art and Science of Coaching
Speaking on the appointment of the new dean and the establishment of the Faculty of Sport, Vice-Chancellor, Hilary Beckles said: “This is a seminal moment for our university and its region.