Office of Global Affairs (OGA)


Dr. Luz Longsworth, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Principal

Dr. Luz Longsworth is the Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of The University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus, which is the Online and Flexible Learning campus of the UWI.  Dr. Longsworth also holds the portfolio of Pro Vice-Chancellor Global Affairs. She holds a Doctorate in Business Administration in Higher Education Management from the University of Bath in the United Kingdom, a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and French (First Class Hons.), a Master of Business Administration (Marketing) degrees from The University of the West Indies (Mona), and a Master of Arts degree in Hispanic Studies from Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada. Her research focus is in the fields of Leadership Development, and Organizational Transformation and Change in Higher Education.  Dr. Longsworth currently chairs several Boards including the UWI Press Board, and the Board of the UWI Open Campus Early Childhood Centres of Excellence.

Keenly community oriented, Dr. Longsworth has worked with at risk youths in Western Jamaica, Belize, Barbados and the British Virgin Islands, as well as served on the boards of several community based organizations.  As an Honorary Fellow of the Commonwealth of Learning since 2016, Dr. Longsworth is also involved in mentoring young women across the Commonwealth.  Dr. Longsworth is fluent in Spanish with a good knowledge of French and German and enjoys foreign language films, practicing Yoga, and Tai Chi, and is a voracious reader of biographies, historical novels, Latin American poetry and leadership and inspirational literature.

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