IAD - Institutional Advancement Division - the home of Alumni Relations

The Institutional Advancement Division (IAD) is responsible for Alumni Relations, that is, the engagement and involvement of alumni through strategic programming and communications. The Alumni Relations Professionals for the UWI are the Director of Alumni Relations, based at the UWI Regional Headquarters (Vice Chancellery) and the Campus Alumni Officers, on their respective campuses.

It also has a Resource Development and Fundraising arm which works with the fundraising and scholarship offices of the campuses, as well as the UWI Foundations and UWI Endowment Funds to develop and sustain support for the institution.  

The IAD  serves the entire institution: all five UWI campuses, through the Office of the Vice Chancellor. It is responsible for a wide range of activities for building strong volunteer and financial support and lasting relationships with alumni, students (our future alumni), Friends of the UWI and public and private corporatations. 

In summary, the IAD encompasses institutional alumni relations and resource development, as well as special projects.The IAD also promotes and supports the activities of the American Foundation for The University of the West Indies (AFUWI) located in New York and the British Foundation for The University of the West Indies (BFUWI) in London, as well as the UWI Toronto Gala in Canada.

The IAD is responsible for :

CiviCRM: The central alumni database. The University community is requested to continuously appeal to graduates to keep their contact information (especially email addresses) current at www.uwi.edu/alumnionline or to email: iad@alumni.uwi.edu

Coordination and facilitation of institutional Alumni Relations policies and strategies. It is the central unit for the UWI Alumni Association (UWIAA) Chapters, Monthly UWIAA teleconferences, annual Central Executive Committee (CEC) Meeting of the UWIAA etc.

  • The regional Vice Chancellor’s Ambassadorial Corps: UWISTAT (Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow) and Young Alumni Avocates (YAA- Alumni Ambassadors) 
  • The Chancellor’s Presidents Club
  • UWI Connect: The Alumni Magazine
  • UWI Nexus, the monthly E-Update + Nexus Updates
  • ALUMNI HUB: the networking hub for UWI's alumni population
  • The Pelican Perks Advantage Programme (discounts for students and alumni)
  • Top Tier Talks (interactions around a topic with Executive Management, Hon. & Distinguised Graduates) 
  • Pelican Talks (interactive discussions with alumni)
  • Soft and Life Skills Series (SLSS - webinars by alumni for students and alumni)
  • Alumni Engagement Programme (AEP) + Pelicans Engage App
  • Alumni Experience & Apprentice Programmes 


The Umbrella Fundraising Programme is called the Global Giving Programme, which includes:

  • The Chancellor’s Circle
  • The UWI Regional Endowment Fund (UWIREF)
  • The Distinguished Volunteer Advocates
  • The Annual Global Giving Week
  • The American Foundation for The University of the West Indies (AFUWI)
  • The British Foundation for The University of the West Indies (BFUWI)
  • UWI Toronto Gala

IAD PERSONNEL: UWI Regional Headquarters

  • Mrs. Elizabeth Buchanan-Hind, Executive Director - IAD
  • Mrs. Celia Davidson-Francis, Director of Alumni Relations-The UWI, Founder & Regional Director UWI STAT Ambassadorial Corps & Young Alumni Advocates 
  • Mr. Howard Shand - Digital Media and Database Manager
  • Ms. Angella Brown - Scholarship Officer (Undergraduate)


Cave Hill - Mrs. Roseanne Maxwell

Mona - Ms. Natasha Bowen-Brown

Global - Mrs. Sandra Griffith-Carrington

St. Augustine - TBA

Five Islands - Mr. Shavar Maloney 


Ms. Ann-Marie Grant, Executive Director, American Foundation for The University of the West Indies (AFUWI)

Contact: Institutional Advancement Division (IAD)
Office of the Vice Chancellor
The University of the West Indies
UWI Regional Headquarters, Hermitage Road, Kingston 7, Jamaica, West Indies
Tel: 876-977-0052 or 0054

Visit: www.uwi.edu/alumnionline

Email: iad@alumni.uwi.edu

Important Partners

  • UWIAA Chapter Presidents and Executive Committees and members
  • The five (5) UWI Campuses
  • The Vice Chancellor's UWI STAT Ambassador Corps (Current and Alumni)
  • UWI graduates and students (future alumni)

Our Patrons
The Chancellor - Head, UWI Alumni Association
The Vice Chancellor - Head, IAD

Our Tagline

"One UWI, One Alumni Family"


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