Alan Slusher appointed Interim President of UB
Former University of Belize President Dr. Cary Fraser demitted office in mid-November of last year, amid a swirl of controversy as to whether he was indeed granted leave by the Board of Trustees or if he left on his own will. Since his departure six months ago, Dr. Wilma Wright, the university’s provost, was appointed acting president. Well the news tonight is that Wright goes back to her post as provost because Alan Slusher, the senior advisor to Prime Minister Dean Barrow, has been tapped as Wright’s successor. Slusher has been named as Interim President of the University of Belize and has signed on to a two-year contract. Slusher has had an extensive career which culminated in his retirement as Vice President of the Caribbean Development Bank, but the faculty and staff of the university are concerned that he only holds a bachelor’s degree. According to one faculty member, there are others with higher qualifications within the staff who could have transitioned as president of the national university.