July 29, 2021
From the Office of the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, UB
LEADERSHIP CHANGE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF BELIZE
The Board of Trustees of the University of Belize (UB) wishes to announce the following change at the helm of the institution:
After serving for the past four and a half years, the current President, Professor Emeritus, Clement Sankat will demit Office on July 31, 2021.
Dr. Vincent Palacio, Dean of the Faculty of Management and Social Sciences will take up the mantle as Interim President as of August 1, 2021 to guide the institution while the Search Committee of the Board recruits a new President.
The Board of Trustees and the University community thanks President Sankat, a regionally-renowned academic, for the implementation of the Transformational Plan and his leadership, dedication and contribution to the development of Belize’s National University during his term in Office. Professor Sankat also expresses his appreciation in being given the opportunity to lead and serve the National University.
The Board of Trustees congratulates Dr. Vincent Palacio on being selected to take up leadership of our flagship institution of higher learning. Dr. Palacio is a life-long educator with strong ties to the private and public sector. The university looks forward to his kind and reflective leadership to lead the University into its next chapter of development.
Mr. Anthony Sylvestre
Chairman of the Board of Trustees, UB