Office of Student Affairs

Dr. Martin Cuellar, Dean of Student Affairs

Welcome to the University of Belize (UB). Our University is a very special place. You have chosen to become a member of a vibrant, diverse and dynamic community.  Indeed, this is a fantastic time to be part of the UB family. You can expect to learn in our classrooms, laboratories and libraries but this is only the beginning. Our support services, programs, activities and student organizations will give you the opportunity to debate, exchange ideas, develop critical thinking skills and enhance leadership skills. Our friendly, student centered, experienced and qualified student affairs personnel will ensure that your time with us is one not easily forgotten. Welcome to UB, home of the Black Jaguars!



Mission Statement

The Department of Student Affairs supports the Mission of the University of Belize by providing successful opportunities for educational and personal growth for all students by offering comprehensive support services and programs for students with the goal of graduating well adjusted, academically successful and skilled future leaders for their professions, their communities and for the nation of Belize.


The Department of Student Affairs supports the University’s vision for transformation and its mission by providing services, programs and university experiences which foster  students’ analytical skills, ethics, assertiveness, genuine interest in knowledge, social responsibility, creative and athletic talents.

Student Affairs Personnel

  • Dr. Martin Cuellar – Dean
  • Sharon Palacio – Student Services Coordinator
  • -Sports & Recreation Coordinator
  • Claude Jones – Coach
  • Darren Bovell – Coach
  • Rene Wentz – Counselor (Belize City, Punta Gorda)
  • Johanna August – Nurse (Central Farm)
  • Rose Thompson – Nurse (Belmopan)
  • Courteney Carrillo – Secretary
  •  –Work Scholar