The College of Science, Technology and Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago (COSTAATT) has started a new chapter in its history by welcoming its new Board of Trustees. At a ceremony held at the Ministry of Education’s offices on St. Vincent Street, Port of Spain, on January 8th, 2024, the 11 new board members were formally inducted into their roles by Minister of Education, Dr. The Honourable Nyan Gadsby-Dolly.
Led by Dr. Brian Copeland as Chairman and Ms. Kathryn Christopher as Vice Chair, the new board embodies a wealth of expertise and commitment to advancing the educational landscape in Trinidad and Tobago. The additional members are Dr. Sanjay Bahadoorsingh, Ms. Jennifer Boucaud-Blake, Ms. Sharon Applewhite, Ms. Lynette Cox, Ms. Tamara A. Jackson, Mr. Winston Boodoo, Mr. David Murphy, Ms. Hayla-Anna Jordan, and Ms. Nikholette Steele, join COSTAATT President Dr. Keith Nurse, who serves as an ex-officio member.
During her address, Minister Gadsby-Dolly expressed her heartfelt congratulations to the new board members and highlighted the significance of COSTAATT in her own journey, emphasizing its role in providing second chances for educational excellence. She underscored the institution’s crucial role in
bridging gaps and offering opportunities critical for the nation’s social and economic well-being. Stressing the importance of the board’s leadership, she expressed her high expectations for their future work, as critical to the achievement of the national development goals as set out in government’s Vision 2030 plan.
Dr. Brian Copeland, in his brief inaugural remarks, conveyed gratitude for the trus
t vested in him by the Minister and acknowledged COSTAATT’s pivotal role as a flagship of educational excellence. He commended the previous board’s efforts in steering the institution toward its current stature and expressed his commitment to continual improvement, recognizing the institution’s indispensable role in society.
COSTAATT eagerly anticipates the guidance and vision of the new board as they chart a path toward the fulfillment of the institution’s goals and objectives. The collective expertise and dedication of this leadership team herald a promising era for educational advancement in Trinidad and Tobago.