Central Farm, Cayo – Galen University is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Cynthia Eve Aird, to the position of Provost of the University. Dr. Aird earned her Ph.D. in Curriculum, Instruction and Administration with a minor in Higher Education from Boston College, Boston, MA. Dr. Aird is a skilled and dedicated educator and is currently President of Sacred Heart College, Cayo.
With over twenty (20) years experience in the education sector, Dr. Aird developed a professional network amongst her colleagues in the Association of Tertiary Level Institutions of Belize (ATLIB), and the Consortium for Belize Educational Cooperation (COBEC). She has served in the capacity of President of ATLIB from 2008 to 2012. Dr. Aird was a founding member of the Belize Board of Teacher Education (BBTE), serving for three terms with two as the Vice Chair of the Board. Dr. Eve Aird was also a founding faculty member of Galen University, serving from 2003 until 2008 as an Associate Professor in Curriculum, Instruction, and Media. As a trained professional, Dr. Aird researched, wrote, and presented locally, regionally, and internationally on the themes of higher education in developing countries; including Belize.
Galen University is proud to acknowledge Dr. Aird for her valuable contributions in the development of higher education in Belize. We stand committed to working closely with her in providing the entire student body of Galen, with the highest possible caliber of education to empower and prepare students for the future. The appointment of Dr. Aird will become effective on December 1, 2014.
In the meantime, we would like to take this opportunity to congratulate and thank Mr. Raul Avila for his outstanding contributions to Galen University as Interim Provost. We look forward to work with him in his new capacity as Senior Academic/Administrative Officer at the university.