President Hall to be Student for a Day

On Wednesday, Nov. 16, Dwane Hendrickson will serve as President of the University of the Virgin Islands, while President David Hall will swap roles as a student.  The role swap will take place on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix.

Dwane is the fourth student selected to serve a President for a Day.  This annual initiative was created to offer UVI undergraduate students a unique professional development experience and insight into the realities of running UVI, and to give the institution’s top administrator a better understanding of the student experience.

Dwane hails from the Twin-Island Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis where he received an associate degree in General Studies at the Nevis Sixth Form College.  Dwane is a senior and an honor student majoring in Accounting at UVI.  He recently completed The Washington Center Internship and Educational Seminar program where he had the opportunity to intern with Citigroup Inc. as an associate in the International Governance Affairs department. From the experiences gained especially with the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement and the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union (Brexit), he hopes to hold the title of Foreign Affairs Officer within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.   Dwane also serves in leadership roles on the campus in the St. Kitts Nevis Student Association and Toastmasters International student clubs.  He is also a Thurgood Marshall College Fund Student Ambassador. Dwane is a strong advocate for performing arts as he enjoys singing, dancing, poetry, folklore, and preservation of Caribbean culture.

Dwane will swap classes and text books for campus meetings and a briefcase, while Dr. Hall will give up his office in the Great House and executive attire for Business Calculus, Auditing and Government Accounting classes, and meetings with various student groups.  Dr. Hall and Dwane will share their role-reversal experiences with the UVI community on Wednesday, Nov. 30th.  The time and location will be announced at a later date.

We invite all students, staff and faculty on the Albert A. Sheen Campus to make the exchange experience enjoyable and memorable for Dr. Hall and Dwane this Wednesday.  Please extend congratulations to Dwane on his selection and don’t forget to engage student David Hall on Wednesday on St. Croix.

I encourage you to visit the President for a Day site and our President for a Day YouTube page to learn more about this initiative.

For more information, contact the President’s Office at (340) 693-1000.


Office of the President
St. Thomas Campus - Administration and Conference Center
                                    3rd Floor Room 321
Albert A. Sheen Campus - Great House, 2nd Floor
Phone: 340-693-1000
Fax: 340-693-1005