Be UVI President for a Day!

Apply for President for a DayUVI holds the President for a Day role reversal once a year and alternates between both campuses – the St. Thomas campus and the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix. The 2016 role reversal will took place on Wednesday, November 16 on the Albert A. Sheen Campus. David Hall swapped roles with Dwane Hendrickson. Dwane served as UVI’s President for a Day and followed President Hall’s schedule; meanwhile, David Hall attended classes and other student activities.

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

Dwane hails from the 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. He aspires to work within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the authority figure on the country's external relations and its diplomatic missions abroad. Dwane also serves in leadership roles 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 the performing arts as he enjoys singing, dancing, poetry, folklore, and preservation of Caribbean culture.

Dwane swapped classes and text books for campus meetings and a briefcase, while Dr. Hall gave 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, November 30. 

President for a Day

Role Reversal Schedule

November 16, 2016

Dwane Hendrickson

  • 10:00 am – Meeting with the St. Croix Presidential Advisory Committee 
  • 11:30 am - Meeting with the Vice Provost for Access & Enrollment Services
  • 12:00 pm – Meeting with the UVI St. Kitts & Nevis Student Association
  • 1:00 pm – Meeting with the Student Government Association
  • 2:00 pm – Special Meeting with President’s Cabinet
  • 3:30 pm – Meeting with the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs
  • 4:00 pm – Meeting with the Vice Chairman of the University’s Board of Trustees
  • 5:00 pm - Dinner in the Cafeteria
  • 6:30 pm – Attend Cooperative Extension Service (CES) Computer Class Closing Ceremony

David Hall

  • 9:30 am – Work in the Office of Student Affairs
  • 11:00 am – Receive Career Counseling
  • 11:30 am – Share information about Thurgood Marshall College Fund’s benefits and opportunities
  • 12:00 pm – Chair the UVI St. Kitts/Nevis Student Association Meeting
  • 1:00 pm - Lunch in the Cafeteria
  • 1:30 pm – Attend Student Government Association meeting
  • 2:00 pm – Lime in the Student Lounge
  • 3:00 pm – Study in the Library
  • 5:00 pm - Dinner in the Cafeteria
  • 5:30 pm – Attend Business Calculus class
  • 7:00 pm - Attend Not-for-Profit and Government Accounting class
  • 8:30 pm – Attend Auditing class

President for a Day

Recap Presentation
11am on November 30, 2016

NWW 102 and 103 on the Albert A. Sheen Campus

T 213 on the St. Thomas Campus