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Dr. Tai Hunte-Ceasar Named Founding Dean of UVI School of Medicine

The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) is delighted to announce the appointment of Virgin Islander, Dr. Tai Hunte-Ceasar, as founding dean of the UVI S. Donald Sussman School of Medicine. The medical school is on track to becoming the first Historically Black College and University (HBCU) medical school to be established since 1975 and the only public medical school in the nation. It will also be the first accredited and English-speaking medical school in the Caribbean.  

“The journey towards having a medical school has been a long and winding road, with many challenges along the way, as well as numerous milestones of tremendous success,” said UVI President Dr. David Hall. “The appointment of Dr. Hunte-Ceasar stands as one of those very successful milestones and the University looks forward to her leadership in getting us to the final destination.”  

UVI conducted an extensive national search that attracted multiple candidates from the Virgin Islands and abroad. “At the conclusion of our search, Dr. Hunte-Ceasar, emerged as the appropriate candidate for this critical position,” said UVI Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Camille McKayle, chair of the search committee. “She is a bright, innovative and dedicated leader in the medical field and someone who can lead this very ambitious and transformative project. She will stand as an inspiration to Virgin Islanders who aspire to pursue a career in medicine and other health related fields.” 

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