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VI-EPSCoR Welcomes a New Director

The University of the Virgin Islands’ Virgin Islands Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (VI-EPSCoR) welcomes Dr. Kim Waddell as incoming director.

Dr. Waddell served with VI-EPSCoR in 2009 - 2010 as program administrator and then interim director of the Integrated Caribbean Coastal Ecosystems grant. During the last seven years, Dr. Waddell was working at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington D.C., but a 40-year love affair with the US Virgin Islands encouraged his return. As a former College of the Virgin Islands student, he has always felt an affinity with the Virgin Islands and is thrilled to be back once again.

Dr. Waddell said he is most impressed by the progress that has taken place in marine research at UVI during his hiatus. The level of research at the Center for Marine and Environmental Studies (CMES) is of the highest caliber and is not going unnoticed on the national stage. Likewise, Outreach and Education has blossomed and matured, touching the USVI community on many levels.

More information is available in a news release on the Media Section of the UVI website – - and from this direct link.