Allen H. Pensick, PhD, the new Provost at St. George’s University, was living and working in Nebraska as a farmer and horse trainer and was a faculty member at the University of Nebraska when he learned of an open position at St. George’s University. He kept the farm and his love of horses intact in Nebraska and decided to further pursue his love of teaching down in Grenada. He joined the University in 1984 in the microbiology department then located on SGU’s temporary campus in Barbados and has taught and lectured at the University ever since. He became Associate Dean of Basic Sciences in 1989, was named Dean of Basic and Allied Health Sciences in 1992, and became Chairman of the University Council of Deans in 2001. He also served several times as elected chairman of the School of Medicine Faculty Senate.
Dean Pensick is involved in every aspect of University life – from students, to faculty, to other administrators, to the local, regional, and international educational community. The various roles he has played at the University have helped him to understand and recognize the needs and concerns of these diverse groups. He teaches in both the undergraduate and medical schools, keeping in touch with the grass roots of education – teaching. He also advises about six students each year – a mix of men and women from all over the world. “Being involved with the students in this way keeps me in touch with what’s going on with the students, raising my awareness of the issues they may be facing,” Dr. Pensick commented.
As Provost Dr. Pensick will further enhance his roll in the University’s commitment to positive growth and expansion to meet the needs of the local, regional, and international communities. “St. George’s University will continue to be involved in a cooperative way with other institutions in the Caribbean region to support and promote education,” Dr. Pensick said. “We’ve made inroads and have had success regionally and we’re looking to expand on our commitment. On an international level, St. George’s has established itself as a premier institution for higher education.”
Published on 10/06/2004