The University of the Virgin Islands welcomes Suzanne Darrow-Magras as the director for the UVI Center for Excellence in Leadership and Learning (UVI-CELL). Darrow-Magras brings over 20 years of experience in education program management, online education, as well as career and technical education to the center.
She has earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Central Connecticut State University, in New Britain, Conn.; a master’s degree in instructional technology in Danbury, Conn., and a Ph.D. in education technology and e-learning from Northcentral University, in San Diego, Calif.
“I am thrilled to be back at the University of the Virgin Islands, and it’s an honor to lead UVI-CELL,” said Darrow-Magras. “For over 17 years, UVI-CELL has supported the territory’s continuing education needs, and I’m excited about the new programs and services we are launching in 2020.”
Darrow-Magras is a visionary, who is innovative and passionate about building relationships around education, creativity and problem-solving throughout the community in the interest of meeting the needs of individuals and organizations in the territory.
She is no stranger to the UVI community. She previously worked at UVI as the IT supervisor for Faculty Technology Services in 2009. In conjunction to this new appointment, Darrow-Magras serves as the secretary of the Virgin Islands Board of Career and Technical Education, where she is a UVI representative, as well as a council member for the U.S. Virgin Islands Apprenticeship State Council.
“We are excited to have Dr. Darrow-Magras rejoin the UVI family. She brings in-depth knowledge and experience that will transform CELL into a dynamic and transformative leadership development and training center,” said Haldane Davies, vice president for Business Development and Innovation.
Darrow-Magras specializes in training design, facilitation, leadership and team development, and performance management. She is also a certified anger management specialist I, National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) master trainer, and a Prosci Change Management practitioner, just to name a few accomplishments.
She previously worked with at-risk youth as the education manager for My Brother’s Workshop, served as a senior manager for learning and development at the International Capital Management Company, and taught computer applications and served as the technology coordinator at Charlotte Amalie High School.
For more information, contact UVI Public Relations Office at 693-1059 or [email protected]