University of Belize Appoints New President

vlcsnap-2014-06-13-19h51m53s83Alan Slusher  is the new President of the University of Belize with effect June 1, 2014.  This appointment conforms with section 26 (1) of the University of Belize Act under which the Governor General appoints a President on the advice of the Prime Minister, after consultation with the Leader of the Opposition.

Alan Slusher first came to prominence in Belize’s public sector when he was appointed Governor of the Central Bank of Belize in 1985.

In 2001 he took a position with the Caribbean Development Bank as Country Economist.  On his retirement from the CDB, Mr. Slusher returned to Belize and was appointed Advisor to the Minister of Finance.

Upon his return, he assumed the Chairmanship of the Board of Directors of the Belize Central Bank for a period.  He also served on the Board of Directors of Belize Telemedia and is currently the Deputy Chairman of the Board of Belize Electricity Ltd.

In his role as President, Mr. Slusher will head the Senior Management Team, currently comprising an Interim Provost, Director of Finance, and Director of Human Resources.

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