Charles R. Modica, the Chancellor of St. George’s University, has been named the Ambassador-At-Large for Grenada, an honor given to him by the Government of Grenada. In a ceremony held in December 2005, Grenada’s Prime Minister, Dr. The Right Honorable Keith C. Mitchell, officially welcomed Chancellor Modica to his new post.
“I am proud of the exposure and support brought to Grenada because of the success of the University,” Prime Minister Mitchell said. “I look forward to its contribution in the further expansion of the tourist industry.”
As Ambassador-At-Large, Chancellor Modica will continue to work through the University to promote tourism, trade, and investment activities for Grenada. He will work with the Government of Grenada in the ongoing development of the country. Among his goals is to encourage airline companies to see that Grenada is an attractive tourist destination.
Chancellor Modica expressed his thanks to Prime Minister Mitchell on behalf of the government of Grenada for this honor. “We started this University almost 30 years ago in 1976. In this short time the University has undergone rapid expansion, most of which took place under this government. The government has fostered and supported our work, ensuring that we have the climate favorable for growth and expansion,” Chancellor Modica said.
Chancellor Modica has been working with the people and government of Grenada since the University began as a medical school in 1976. Today SGU is an international center of learning with more that 5,500 graduates working and practicing all over the globe. More than 1,000 new students are enrolled each year in the various academic programs. The tremendous growth of the University would not have been possible if the island of Grenada had not embraced SGU and fostered its development.
Chancellor Modica also expressed his thanks and gratitude for the University community. “I can only accept this honor on behalf of all the people who are here tonight. You are the key people in this University and none of this would have been possible were it not for your hard work, dedication, and commitment.”
Dr. Allen Pensick, Provost of the University, commented that this is a proud occasion for the Chancellor and for the University. “The University has a great leader and you have led us to this day and you will lead us beyond.” he said.
Published on 01/31/2006