The Alfred O. Heath Distinguished Lecture Series offers the public a setting in which to hear nationally and internationally recognized individuals discuss issues related to the challenges and opportunities faced by the global community. 

Past Speakers

  • 2015 - Dr. Joyce Payne
    • Theme: The Importance for Higher Education for Women and the Key to Success
    • Presentation dates: April 16 - St. Thomas and April 17 - St. Croix
  • 2014 - Charles Dutton
    • Theme:  From Jail to Yale
    • Presentation dates: April 9 - St. Thomas and April 10 - St. Croix
  • 2013 - Charles J. Ogletree
    • Theme: The Impact of President Obama’s Reelection on Gun Violence in the Virgin Islands
    • Presentation dates: April 4 - St. Thomas and April 5 - St. Croix
  • 2012 - Dr. Hollis R. Lynch
    • Theme: Edward Wilmot Blyden Symposium
    • Presentation dates: March 22 - St. Thomas and March 23 - St. Croix
  • 2011 - Susan L. Taylor
    • Theme: Women and Health: The Search for Balance
    • Presentation dates: April 20 - St. Thomas and April 21 - St. Croix
  • 2010 - Dr. Steve Perry
    • Theme: Problems in the Educational System
    • Presentation date: March 18 - St. Thomas and St. Croix
  • 2009 - Dr. David Walton
    • Theme:  Bringing Hope and Healthcare to Haiti
    • Presentation date: March 20 - St. Thomas and St. Croix
  • 2008 - Nikki Giovanni
    • Theme: Family, Poetry, and Writing Rosa
    • Presentation date: March 21 - St. Thomas and St. Croix
  • 2007 - Charlayne Hunter - Gault
    • Theme: New News out of Africa: Uncovering Africa’s Renaissance
    • Presentation date: February 14 - St. Croix and St. Thomas
  • 2006 - Randall Robinson
    • Theme: Race and the Making of U.S. Foreign Policy
    • Presentation date: March 14 - St. Thomas and St. Croix
  • 2005 - Dr. Compton Bourne
    • Theme: Finance, Macroeconomic Policy, Economic Development, and Education Policy and Management
    • Presentation date: March 14 - St. Thomas and St. Croix
  • 2004 - Hon. Ronald Dellums
    • Theme: Founding the Congressional Black Caucus
    • Presentation date: March 16 - St. Thomas and St. Croix 


Contact Information

Liza J. Margolis
Senior Coordinator of Donor Relations and Special Events
University of the Virgin Islands
#2 John Brewers Bay
St. Thomas, VI 00802
340-693-1053
lmargol@uvi.edu