About The Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Planning & International Engagement
Barbara Reynolds is currently Deputy Vice-Chancellor - Planning and International Engagement at the University of Guyana. In this capacity, Ms Reynolds is responsible for overall planning at the University of Guyana and provides technical and administrative leadership for the University’s regional and international agenda. From 2014 to 2016, she served as Deputy Vice-Chancellor – Academics where she provided technical and administrative leadership for the University’s faculties, schools and institutes, the Library and the Berbice Campus. Prior to her assignment with the University of Guyana, Ms Reynolds was Head of Education for Save the Children UK and prior to that spent some twenty-three years with UNICEF in a range of capacities, including representational and programme assignments in education, child protection and innovation in Angola, Botswana, China, Liberia, Nigeria, Zambia and at UNICEF’s Headquarters in New York.
Ms Reynolds began her professional career as a teacher at the Central High School in Georgetown, Guyana, then at the Secondary School attached to the then Caribbean Union College in Trinidad, and subsequently as a Teacher and Assistant Principal at the Westmoreland Secondary School in Grenada.
Ms Reynolds has a keen interest in the development response to internally displaced persons, the role of the private sector in education and the integration of computer technologies in education. She is an active human rights professional, and an experience HRBAP and Gender Mainstreaming facilitator. She is on the Advisory Council of NCD Child, an international alliance of individuals and organisations committed to the prevention, treatment and care of children and adolescents affected by NCDs.
She holds a B.A. Education (USC), M.A. in Curriculum and Teaching (Howard), Diploma in Distance Education (London), Ed.D. International EducationDevelopment/Curriculum and Instruction (Columbia) and M. St International Human Rights Law (Oxford). Ms Reynolds speaks Portuguese and has a working knowledge of French. She is active in her home church, particularly in the areas of religious liberty and youth development.