(CMR) The University College of the Cayman Islands has announced it's new president and chief executive officer – Dr. Stacy R. McAfee.
Dr. McAfee will be taking up her post on the 1st of January 2019 and would be making history as the first female president of the university. A joint statement from the UCCI board and the Minister of Education – Honourable Julianna O'Connor-Connolly, JP, MLA noted that she had been selected after a “most rigorous recruitment process”.
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.