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L-R: Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Youth Affairs and Sports, Dr. Marcia Potter; President of HLSCC, Dr. Richard Georges; Minister for Education, Youth Affairs and Sports, Hon. Sharie De Castro; Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Ronald Brunton; and Chief Education Officer, Mrs. Orlandette Crabbe.

Monday, 22 January – The H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) welcomes new leadership with the recent appointment of its Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Ronald Brunton.


President of HLSCC, Dr. Richard Georges shared that Dr. Ronald Brunton brings with him a wealth of experience and a passion for higher education that has been a guiding force throughout his distinguished career.


President Georges said, “Dr. Brunton’s commitment to student success, curriculum innovation, quality assurance, and research align seamlessly with the values and goals of our institution. We are confident that he will contribute significantly to the academic excellence and growth of the institution.”


Commenting on his appointment, Dr. Brunton said, “I am truly honoured and excited to join HLSCC and look forward to collaborating with the talented faculty and staff to elevate the academic experience.”


The Vice President shared that an important focus of his will be on promoting innovation in teaching and learning, and working with faculty and staff to shape the future of education and training at the College.


As Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Brunton will be responsible for providing academic leadership and supervision of all instructional programmes, policies, and services.


The Vice President provides leadership in the areas of student learning and success, the recruitment of faculty and support staff, programme review and improvement, enrolment management, curriculum development, and all associated fiscal projections and monitoring.


With over 25 years of senior-level experience in the higher education sector, Dr. Brunton’s most recent role as the Principal of the T.A. Marryshow Community College (TAMCC) in Grenada showcased his leadership and dedication to advancing postsecondary education. His tenure as the Director of Academic Affairs at the University of the West Indies, School of Business and Applied Studies in Trinidad and Tobago (UWI-ROYTEC) further underscores his expertise in shaping academic excellence.


Dr. Brunton has played a pivotal role in higher education quality assurance and accreditation, serving as the President of the Caribbean Area Network for Quality Assurance in Tertiary Education (CANQATE). Dr. Brunton was among the founding Directors at the Accreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago (ACTT), and continues to make contributions to regional efforts at harmonising quality assurance policies and standards.


Earlier in his career, Dr. Brunton served as faculty at The UWI, St. Augustine Campus, and has taught at various institutions, including the College of Science, Technology, and Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago (COSTAATT) and UWI-ROYTEC. His extensive experience includes educational research consultancies where he had several opportunities to collaborate with faculty at esteemed universities in the region and internationally.


Dr. Brunton is a published author with several peer-reviewed articles and co-edited works focusing on education in the Caribbean. His research interests encompass a broad spectrum, including higher education policy, educational indicators, curriculum development, distance and online learning, quality assurance, and education’s role in national development.


As a seasoned academic, Dr. Brunton regularly presents his scholarly work at regional and international conferences, seminars, and colloquia. His engagement extends beyond the classroom, with his participation on numerous committees, technical working groups, editorial and advisory bodies in the higher education sector across the region.


Dr. Brunton holds a Ph.D. from the University of the West Indies, a Master of Philosophy (MPhil.), and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology


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