On Monday the University Of St. Martin (USM) announced the appointment of Saint Lucian Dr. Gale T C Rigobert as its new Dean of Academics.
A university release described Rigobert as a ‘highly accomplished individual’ with a distinguished education, governance, and public service career.
The release said she is ready to lead the USM academic community into the future.
Dr. Rigobert previously served as Minister for Education, Innovation, Gender Relations, and Sustainable Development in Saint Lucia.
She also served as Deputy Political leader of Saint Lucia’s United Workers Party (UWP) and was the former MP for Micoud North.
According to the USM, Rigobert’s dedication to education, innovation, and sustainable development makes her a fitting candidate to lead the University’s academic affairs.
The learning institution noted that her impressive resumé goes beyond her impressive national ministerial track record to include a sterling career regionally and internationally.
Rigobert lectured at The University of the West Indies (UWI) for roughly eight years and was a visiting scholar at SPRU, Sussex University.
The USM recalled that earlier this year, she concluded a very successful stint as a Visiting Fellow at the Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre (IGDC) at York University in the United Kingdom.
Rigobert currently serves as Chair of the External Advisory Board of the IGDC.
The USM expects her leadership to usher in a new era of growth and excellence at the University.
“Her determination to foster academic excellence as well as social responsibility is a promising sign of things to come,” the University release stated.