New development director

first_imgRobert K. Cooper will return to the University of Georgia March 14 as senior development officer and assistant to the dean for external affairs in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences’ Office of College Advancement, J. Scott Angle, CAES dean and director, and Brooks McCommons, senior director of the UGA Office of Development, announced today. “Rob is a proven, successful fundraiser in our industry,” Angle said. “In these tight budget times he’s the perfect person to help our college fund new opportunities for our students, our researchers and our extension programs.” Cooper was previously executive director of the National FFA Foundation headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., where he served as the chief executive of the foundation. He was responsible for overall fundraising strategies, achievement of the foundation’s mission and vision and overall strategic development.Before joining the National FFA Foundation, Cooper was director of development for the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. He was responsible for overall management of fundraising ventures and alumni relations.“It’s nice to come back to a place I consider home with fresh ideas and new experiences to apply to an institution I firmly believe in,” Cooper said. “The world-class work of this college is the future of agriculture, and I’m thrilled to have an important role to play in helping them secure that future.” Previously, Cooper was director of development at the University of Maryland College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. He has held titles of executive director of the Maryland 4-H Foundation in College Park, Md., and director of development for the National 4-H Council in Chevy Chase, Md.He earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Delaware in Newark, Del.His wife Linda is a teacher with Oconee County Schools in Watkinsville, Ga.last_img read more

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First murder trial for May 2012 Criminal Assizes begins

first_img Tweet Sharing is caring! Share Clement James on the scene of the incident. Photo credit: Inside PossieThe first murder trial for the May 2012 Criminal Assizes is scheduled to commence on Wednesday May 16th, 2012 at the High Court of Justice in Roseau.On the 20th of September, 2010 David St. Jean of Portsmouth allegedly stabbed Clement James on the Indian River Bridge.That incident captivated the attention of the public as it media reports suggested that it could have been a hate crime since James was allegedly homosexual.St. Jean who was arrested and charged for the murder of Clement James has been remanded at the States Prison.James was from the village of Good Hope however he resided in Portsmouth.The trial was scheduled to commence on Monday 14th May, 2012 however his attorney Bernadette Lambert requested a two day adjournment from the Court which was granted.Dominica Vibes News Sharecenter_img Share LocalNews First murder trial for May 2012 Criminal Assizes begins by: – May 16, 2012 12 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

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New Regime for Boards of Public Bodies to be Established

first_imgStory Highlights He said that the move will facilitate greater probity, efficiency and transparency in the nomination, selection and appointment of Board members, ensuring that entities can attract the country’s best minds and skills. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says a new regime for the appointment of Boards for public bodies and agencies will be established to strengthen their governance and accountability systems. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says a new regime for the appointment of Boards for public bodies and agencies will be established to strengthen their governance and accountability systems.He said that the move will facilitate greater probity, efficiency and transparency in the nomination, selection and appointment of Board members, ensuring that entities can attract the country’s best minds and skills.“This new appointment regime will create a strong but responsive institutional mechanism to support Ministers in the identification, selection and appointment of Board members,” the Prime Minister said in his contribution to the 2018/2019 Budget Debate in the House of Representatives on Tuesday (March 19).He noted that the new regime will provide clarity and certainty on the circumstances in which the tenure of a Board will cease, and will support institutional knowledge and seamless transitions, while ensuring that all are aware of their roles.He said that when the policy is effected, a competency profile specific to each public Board will be developed; a database of candidates established and populated; and a fit and proper test conducted, as needed, before approval of membership.Mr. Holness told the House that poorly run Boards pose a fiscal threat to the Jamaican economy.He noted that with expenditure for public bodies budgeted at $443.97 billion for the new financial year, “the Government cannot leave the governance of these agencies to chance”.“Any mismanagement or governance failure in the public bodies can have devastating effects on our fiscal accounts,” he contended. “This new appointment regime will create a strong but responsive institutional mechanism to support Ministers in the identification, selection and appointment of Board members,” the Prime Minister said in his contribution to the 2018/2019 Budget Debate in the House of Representatives on Tuesday (March 19).last_img read more

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