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UVI to Honor Dr. Orville E. Kean at 59th Charter Day Ceremony Featuring Keynote Speaker Delegate Stacey E. Plaskett  

The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) is celebrating the 59th anniversary of its charter with a wide range of events including a formal Charter Day Ceremony marking the occasion when the University, formerly known as the College of the Virgin Islands, was officially created by the V.I. Legislature in 1962.   

Themed “UVI: Charting New Directions for the People of the Virgin Islands,” the ceremony will be livestreamed for public viewing on Tuesday, March 16, at 10 a.m. from the newly renamed Orville E. Kean Campus on St. Thomas. The event will recognize the legacy of UVI President Emeritus, Dr. Orville E. Kean, who served as the University’s president from 1990 to 2002. V.I. Delegate to Congress Stacey E. Plaskett will be the keynote speaker.   

“Each year when we celebrate this important occasion is an opportunity to reflect on the bold vision of our founders who understood the formidable impact an institution of higher learning would have on improving the lives of Virgin Islanders and fostering greater economic development for the Territory,” said Dr. David Hall, UVI president. “Through the collective work of my predecessors, a dedicated board, faculty and staff, I am so proud of how far we have come, how UVI has grown, how we have risen to the many challenges, and how we continue to improve, innovate and lead in our community,” stated Dr. Hall. “Above all, I am proud of the achievements of our students and alumni who represent the fulfillment of our mission.”   

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