Dr. Cynthia Eve Aird earned her Ph.D. in Curriculum, Instruction and Administration with a minor in Higher Education from Boston college in 2001 where she was a Fulbright scholar. She first joined Galen in 2003 as an assistant professor (English and Education) and Quality Assurance Officer. In 2008 she left to take up the post of president at Sacred Heart College, a local Roman Catholic High School and Junior College.
Dr. Aird has spent over 25 years working in higher education in Belize, specifically in teacher education and quality assurance in Belize at the University of Belize (Belize’s national university), Sacred Heart Junior College and at Galen University.
She has served 3 terms (six years) as the Chair of the Association of Tertiary Level Institutions in Belize (ATLIB) and two (four years) as the Co-chair of the
Consortium of Belize Education for Cooperation (COBEC), a consortium of Belizean and US universities and community colleges working for the improvement of education in Belize. She has served three terms on the Belize Board of Teacher Education (BBTE) with one term as the Vice Chair of that Board.
Dr. Aird researches quality assurance issues in higher education in developing countries, and, as a member of ATLIB, advocates strongly to develop a National Higher Education Policy that addresses sustainable financing and national development priorities. She has presented on these themes locally and internationally.
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