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ACTI Conference 2015

Conference Theme: Repositioning Tertiary Education: Meeting the Needs of a Knowledge Economy

The 24th Annual Conference and General Meeting of the Association of Caribbean Tertiary Institutions Inc.

Our Presenters


Dr. Angela Samuels Harris - President

Dr. Karl Dawson - 1st Vice President

Mr. Perry George - 2nd Vice President

Mr. Hyram Forde - Treasurer

Cleveland Sam is the Assistant Registrar – Public Information and Customer Services at the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC).

Part of Cleveland’s responsibility is the international recognition of CXC’s qualifications. This necessitates him interacting with universities, colleges, evaluation agencies, Education USA, UK NARIC and international organizations dealing with higher education. Apart from ACTI, he is CXC’s representative to NAFSA, OACAC, and AACRAO and has presented papers at conferences hosted by these organisations.

Cleveland’s background is in journalism and he holds a Masters degree in Journalism Studies (Distinction) from Cardiff University, Wales, UK.

Cleveland Sam

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Senator Kerryann Ifill is an outstanding Barbadian woman who has, during the course of her life to date, reached a number of landmarks which support the view that - with dedication, determination, and devotion - one is able to rise above any challenge and overcome seemingly insurmountable odds.

Senator Ifill is totally blind but this has not stopped her from attaining goals that others would regard as impossible. She was the first totally blind student to pass through mainstream education. She pursued her academic career at both C.X.C. and Cambridge Advanced levels at Combermere, while at the same time participating in a range of extra-curricular activities, including the Girl Guides, the Literary and Debating Society and the school choir.   

Christopher Friend has worked in the global Visually Impaired Sector for over 40 years.  

Until his retirement at the end of 2012, his lead roles included being a Trainer & Mentor in Communication Skills and Executive Life Skills for VI National Leaders across Africa, and his Accessibility and Right to Read work on behalf of the World Blind Union and its 180 National Member Organisations.

Having chaired the WBU R2R Campaign to its initial objective of achieving the WIPO Marrakesh Treaty in June 2013, he has been asked to come out of retirement to act as one of WBU’s Technical Advisors on the Marrakesh Treaty ratification, with particular support to stakeholders in Africa and the Caribbean.



Robert Launcelot Gregory, CD, JP.

Dr. Duranda Greene is the first female and first alumnus to be appointed President of Bermuda College and has served at the institution for over 25 years.  She has a Doctorate in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Higher Education from Argosy University Sarasota.  She also holds a Masters Degree in Business Management from Boston University, and a Masters Degree in Education from Mount St. Vincent University.  After graduating from Bermuda College she transferred to Acadia University where she completed her Bachelors in Office Administration prior to attending Mount St. Vincent University where she earned her Bachelors in Education.

As a visionary and intuitive leader, Mr. Gregory has utilised his acumen to create, inspire and mobilize high performance work teams that have achieved outstanding organizational outcomes.  His leadership of these high-performance teamshas resulted in the enhanced reputations of the organisations to which these teams belong.As a practitioner with a proven track record of achievement in workforce development for global competitiveness,management training, investment and trade promotion,he offers his services globally as consultant,advisor,resource person, coach and mentor.

He has had a stellar career in Organisation Leadership.

Our President’s Welcome Message:

I am pleased and extremely honoured as President of the Association of Caribbean Tertiary Institutions Inc. (ACTI) to welcome all participants to the ACTI 24th Annual Conference and General Meeting.  

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