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Roger Allbee appointed to Union Institute Board of Trustees

first_imgUnion Institute & University (UI&U), a private, non-profit university based in Montpelier, has announced the appointment of Roger Allbee to its Board of Trustees. Allbee is a leader in the advancement of agriculture in the United States and former secretary of the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets. ‘Roger Allbee’s knowledge, experience, expertise, and lifelong commitment to Vermont will help Union make a lasting, positive impact on higher education initiatives in Vermont and beyond,’ said Roger H. Sublett, president of Union Institute & University. ‘We are honored that he has chosen to serve on Union’s Board of Trustees.’ Allbee was appointed secretary of the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets in January 2007 by former Vermont Governor Jim Douglas. As secretary, Allbee administered one of the most diverse and publically watched agencies in Vermont, overseeing all facets of the state’s agriculture including animal health and welfare, agricultural development, water quality and nutrient management, international trade and trade policy, and food safety.  Before serving as secretary, Allbee was the executive director for the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Services Agency for the State of Vermont. In this role, he was responsible for the execution of farm loan and farm program delivery to Vermont farmers and managed several offices throughout the state of Vermont. During his tenure as executive director, the Vermont FSA loan team received an USDA FSA Administrator’s Award. In addition to Allbee’s roles with the state of Vermont and the USDA, he also served as a senior international business consultant on agricultural trade policy and as a professional staff member of the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture. He has also served as vice president of the former Farm Credit Banks of Springfield, Mass., and as an extension specialist at Cornell University.Allbee’s earned his B.S. in agricultural economics from the University of Vermont, and a master’s in agricultural economics from the University of Massachusetts. He has completed the Cornell University Agricultural Executives Program, and the Harvard Business School Agribusiness seminars. He served in Special Weapons of the U.S. Army with a rank of captain, and has received numerous awards including the Honor Award from the Soil and Water Conservation Society of America.Union Institute & University is a private, accredited university that has, since 1964, redefined higher education by placing learners at the center of their own education. Union serves more than 2000, self-motivated, socially conscious adults in rigorous faculty- mentored programs without interrupting professional, family, and community commitments. UI&U offers individualized programs of study leading to the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees. In addition to its distance learning programs, academic centers are located in Cincinnati (OH), Los Angeles and Sacramento (CA), Miami (FL), and in Montpelier and Brattleboro (VT).www.myunion.edu(link is external) / Union Institute & University/ 62 Ridge St., Suite 2/ Montpelierlast_img read more

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JUDICIAL APPOINTMENT: Prominent international jurist to head Caribbean Court of Justice

first_img Tweet 51 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! NewsRegional JUDICIAL APPOINTMENT: Prominent international jurist to head Caribbean Court of Justice by: – March 16, 2011 Sharecenter_img Share Share CARIBBEAN-COURT-Prominent international jurist to head Caribbean Court of JusticePORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Prominent international jurist Sir Dennis Byron will head the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) replacing Michael De la Bastide who goes on retirement in August. de la Bastride,  who headed the CCJ since it was established in 2001 as a replacement for the London-based Privy Council as the region’s final court, is due to retire on August 18.But while most of the 15-member Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries are signatories to the Original jurisdiction of the CCJ that also serves as an international tribunal interpreting the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas that governs the regional integration movement, only Barbados, Belize and Guyana as members of the Appellate jurisdiction.Regional governments at their inter-sessional summit in Grenada last month accepted the recommendations of the Regional and Judicial Legal Services Commission (RJLSC) that Sir Dennis successes de la Bastide. Sir Dennis, 68, now functions as President of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) and CCJ officials said that the actual date of his assumption of office will be announced in due course.Sir Dennis, who is born in St. Kitts and Nevis, read law at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge University in Britain and after 16 years of private practice in the Eastern Caribbean, became a member of the judiciary in the sub-region, reaching the position of Chief Justice of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court.While there, Sir Dennis led the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court Judical Reform Programme, which included the establishment of a Code of Ethics for Judges, the implementation of new Civil Procedure Rules and the establishment of a Judicial Education Institute, among other achievements.His special interest in judicial education activities has led to his appointment as President of the Commonwealth Judicial Education Institute (CJEI), a position which he has held since the year 2000. In 2000, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II and he was appointed a member of Her Majesty’s Privy Council in 2004.As the President of the ICTR, Sir Dennis is responsible for the overall management of the Court and the implementation of ICTR strategic policies, through liaison with member states and the United Nations Security Council. Sir Dennis has written many articles and publications and also holds the first Yogis and Keddy Chair in Human Rights Law at Dalhousie University Nova Scotia, Canada. The ICTR President has written many articles and publications. He will deliver the 9th Annual Ruth Steinkraus‐Cohen International Law Lecture of the United Nations Association in London on Wednesday.Sir Dennis is married to Lady Norma and has three sons.Source: Cana Newslast_img read more