It’s official: Allan Slusher is the new President of the University of Belize with effect June 1st. In his role as President, Slusher will head the senior management team currently comprising an Interim Provost, Director of Finance, and Director of Human Resources. Alan Slusher first came to prominence in Belize’s public sector when he was appointed Governor of the Central Bank of Belize in 1985. His distinguished service in that capacity ended in 2001 when he resigned to take a position with the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB). During his tenure at CDB, Slusher served as Country Economist/Chief Country Economist, Alternate Executive Director to the World Bank; Director Economics. A release from the University says that the Chairman of UB Board of Trustees, Harry Pilgrim, hails the appointment as a signal move that should serve as a catalyst for genuine transformation in the way the national university delivers on the high quality service that it stakeholders pay for and expect.