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Apr 24, 2014

Galen University President, Louis Zabaneh, steps down

Louis Zabaneh

Tonight, News Five has confirmed that Dr. Louis Zabaneh, President of Galen University, has demitted office effective immediately.  Zabaneh’s abrupt departure comes on the heels of a recent decision taken by majority shareholders of the institution to appoint a new president unbeknownst to the board of directors, as well as the Minister of Education, Patrick Faber.  It is uncertain what may have precipitated the backdoor decision but Faber told News Five that Doug Singh, chairman of the Belize Social Security Board and Citrus Products of Belize Limited, has been appointed as the new president of Galen University.

Doug Singh

Since assuming control of the privately owned tertiary institution in December 2009, Zabaneh has been instrumental in shaping the direction and academic offerings of Galen University, forming international partnerships with universities in the United States and Canada.  While Zabaneh was listed as a minority shareholder in Galen, it is unclear at this point what becomes of his six percent ownership in the university.

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2 Responses for “Galen University President, Louis Zabaneh, steps down”

  1. Rafael says:

    The minister of education didn’t know????? that is how much in tune his is of education matters in Belize. A foreign entity didn’t take over Galen……his party operatives did. I guess it is bye bye crybaby faber from now on.

  2. Lord LOL says:

    WOW WOW WOW. I wonder what happened to this now.

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