Dr. Frank Mills, director of the Eastern Caribbean Center at the
University of the Virgin Islands, has been appointed Census Manager
of the USVI 2010 Census of Population and Housing by UVI Provost
Dr. A. I. Musah.
Dr. Mills served in three previous decennial censuses, two of which
he managed. He directed the conduct of an annual population and
housing survey in the USVI from 2001 to the present and has
extensive experience and knowledge of census operations. Mills is
well versed in Virgin Islands field geography and data collection
processes, and has served as leader of the Virgin Islands Census
Data Center since 1988.
"Every census poses its own kinds of challenges, but with an
energetic management team, a good group of interviewers and the
cooperation of the public, we should be able to deliver our primary
objective of a complete count of all residents of the Virgin
Islands," Dr. Mills said. "The Virgin Islands cannot afford to miss
persons in the count, as federal support dollars for the Territory
over the next ten years will be decided by the 2010 Census count,"
Dr. Mills will be supported by Mr. Alfred Giglitto, who has been
selected by U.S. Census Bureau Director Robert Groves as the 2010
Census Advisor for the U.S. Virgin Islands. Mr Giglitto, a veteran
counselor, served as Census Advisor to the USVI in 2000.
Local Census Offices will be opened in St Croix and St Thomas in
the near future, at which time telephone numbers will be publicly
provided for residents who may have an interest in working for the
"I look forward to this opportunity to serve the Virgin Islands
again in this capacity," Dr. Mills said.