Faculty of Social Sciences 40th Anniversary
Mr. Wendell McClean
Vice Dean: 1975 - 1978

The academic year 2015/2016 marked 40 years since the establishment of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the U.W.I. Cave Hill Campus.  Formerly part of the Faculty of Arts and General Studies, the Faculty of Social Sciences was formally established at a meeting of the Academic Board in May 1975. The Faculty came into being when two academics, Mr. Wendell McClean (deceased) and Professor Sir Frank Alleyne lobbied the U.W.I. administration for the establishment of a Faculty of Social Sciences at the Cave Hill Campus. 
The Faculty welcomed its first cohort of students in January 1976, the second term of the 1975/76 academic year.  Eleven students graduated from the Faculty in 1978.  At the end of academic year 2014-2015 there were 1018 graduates from the Faculty, 821 undergraduates and 197 postgraduates.  Including those who received their scrolls in this year’s graduation ceremony, there will have been just under 14,000 degrees, diplomas and certificates conferred upon graduates of the Faculty since its formal establishment, 11,400 at the undergraduate level and 2,500 at the post graduate level. From humble beginnings the Faculty has grown and expanded significantly during the past 40 years.  


The Faculty Development Fund

The Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS) at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, established its Development Fund as part of its 40th Anniversary Celebrations, during the Academic Year 2015/2016. The Development Fund aims to develop reliable sources of funding to build capacity and sustainability.
Specifically, the fund will support:
  • Quality research of relevance to our many stakeholders
  • Undergraduate and Postgraduate scholarships and hardship awards for students most in need
  • Endowed and non-endowed Scholarships to attract the very best students who will become leaders of vision and integrity
  • Research to advance business development and the building of databases relevant to business development and business analytics programme
  • Graduate research and full-time graduate assistantships to advance the faculty’s research agenda;
  • Student development activities and programmes (for example, establishment of an incubator for our Student Entrepreneurial Empowerment Development Project)
  • Professional development summer school programmes, and other special projects.


Highlights from the Media Launch

The Faculty held it's 40th Anniversary media launch on October 8th, 2015. Check out the highlights below.

Professor Emeritus
Sir Frank Alleyne
Vice Dean: 1978-1981 & 1985-1987
Dean: 2000-2004
Dr. Patrick Emmanuel
Vice Dean: 1987-1988

Professor Neville Duncan
Vice Dean: 1981-1983,
1984-1985 & 1989-1990
Professor Michael Howard
Vice Dean: 1993-1994

Dr. Judy Whitehead
Vice Dean: 1990-1992
Dr. George Belle
Dean: 2004 - 2012

Dr. Farley Brathwaite
Vice Dean: 1983-1984 & 1994-1996
Dean: 1996-2000

Faculty of Social Sciences
Telephone: (246) 417-4265/66/68/69 E-mail: socsci@cavehill.uwi.edu