New College President Appointed

  • COSTAATT Welcomes New President Dr. Keith Nurse

    • 13/10/2022
    • Posted By : Roger Chung
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    The College of Science, Technology and Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago (COSTAATT) announces the appointment of its 4th President, Dr. Keith Nurse.

    Dr Nurse is the former Principal/CEO of the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College in Saint Lucia and has worked as a Senior Economist and Advisor on Structural Policies and Innovation at the OECD Development Centre in Paris. He is the former World Trade Organization Chair at The University of the West Indies, where he also served as the Director of the Shridath Ramphal Trade Policy Centre, Executive Director of UWI Consulting Inc., Senior Fellow at the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute for Social and Economic Studies and Senior Lecturer at the Institute of International Relations.

    Throughout his career, Dr Nurse has published extensively on a wide array of issues such as trade policy and services, industrial policy and innovation governance, creative industries and the digital economy, tourism industries, migration and diasporas, gender and economic restructuring, climate action and sustainable development and disaster risk reduction.

    Dr Nurse has also worked as a consultant and advisor to various governments, regional and international agencies, including the UN Committee for Development Policy, the OAS, the IDB, and the Commonwealth and CARICOM Secretariats.

    Dr Nurse takes up his role as the 4th President of the College with the retirement of one of COSTAATT’s early architects, Dr. Gillian Paul.  As Dr. Paul retires, she leaves with the heartfelt gratitude and thanks of the college community.

    The COSTAATT community looks forward to welcoming Dr Nurse as he assumes his new role on November 1, 2022.