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UVI Appoints New Admissions and Financial Aid Staff

UVI Vice Provost for Access and Enrollment Services Dr. Judith Edwin has announced the following appointments, which became effective Oct. 1.

Xuri Maurice Allen has been appointed director of Admissions/Recruitment at UVI. Dr. Allen comes to the University of the Virgin Islands from Winston Salem State University (WSSU), where he served as director of Admissions and later as a member of the counseling staff in the University College at WSSU.

Dr. Allen earned a bachelor's degree in English and a master's degree in counselor education from the University of Virginia, and a Ph.D. in counseling and counselor education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

He is a member of several admissions and enrollment-oriented professional organizations including the National Association for College Admissions Counseling, the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, and the Virginia Admissions Council on Black Concerns, Inc.

Francisca Barry has been appointed to the position of associate registrar/Admissions on UVI's St. Croix campus. Ms. Barry, who earned her bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of the Virgin Islands, has been employed by UVI for 21 years.

Prior to serving as interim associate registrar/Admissions for the past two years, Ms. Barry was the academic records officer within the Access and Enrollment Services area.

Cheryl Roberts has been appointed director of the Financial Aid Office at the University of the Virgin Islands. Ms. Roberts, who holds a bachelor's degree in accounting and a master's degree in business from UVI, has worked in UVI's Financial Aid Office for 18 years.

Stationed on the island of St. Croix, Ms. Roberts will oversee the UVI Financial Aid Office operations on both campuses.