UB Welcomes Vice President (Academic Affairs) Dr. Mariot Simon Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 12 April 2017 00:00

The University of Belize is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Mariot Simon as Vice President reporting to the President on Academic Affairs.

Dr. Mariot Simon graduated from the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship with a Doctorate in Business Administration with a specialization in International Management. He also holds a Master’s in Business Administration and a Master’s in Agricultural Economics. He has extensive experience in economic development, emerging sectors development, export market development and international marketing. He worked for the Government of Trinidad and Tobago in that country’s national economic development agency where he worked in export marketing, industrial development and investment promotion. He also managed a World Bank funded grant programme aimed at increasing the export competitiveness of businesses.

Dr. Simon migrated to the United States in 2003 and pursued his doctoral studies where he graduated from Nova Southeastern University in 2008. On completion of his doctoral studies, Dr. Simon worked with Strayer University, initially in the capacity of full time lecturer and then as a Dean. Dr. Simon taught at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in business, economics, management and leadership. As a Dean, Dr. Simon has extensive experience in academic leadership. He developed new policies and procedures at his campuses to streamline operations to increase efficiencies. He was the Dean at multi locational campuses and ensured that quality education was delivered to students. He continuously strives for excellence in delivery of the educational product and focuses on excelling in the provision of customer service to various publics.

Dr. Simon has an avid research interest in small and medium enterprise management and development, international trade, leadership, entrepreneurship and international strategy. Dr. Simon is currently pursuing studies in Christian Apologetics. He is a U.S. citizen and a native of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.

UB thanks Dr. Cynthia Thompson for holding over the Academic Division over the last 3 months.