Ms. Inderia Adjudah, Administrative Officer at The University of the West Indies, Mona Western Jamaica Campus (WJC), has been named the Jamaica’s All Island Administrative Professional of the Year by the Jamaica Association of Administrative Professionals (JAAP). Ms. Adjudah was selected as the St. James parish representative to the National Competition which took place on Sunday, April 12, 2015 in Mandeville.
WJC Director, Dr. Luz Longsworth commented on this her latest achievement stating “We are all aware of Ms. Adjudah’s excellence in the performance of her role at UWI Mona, WJC and welcome this public acknowledgement of her abilities and service to this institution and Jamaica”.
Inderia Adjudah joined the staff of The UWI, Mona in 2007, and has worked for the last eight years in a pioneering role at UWI’s Western Campus in Montego Bay, St James. She was instrumental in the establishment of the WJC, its growth and sustainability.
“Ms. Adjudah has worked alongside the Campus Director in formalizing the organizational structure for The UWI, Mona WJC. Her responsibilities include the oversight and identification of staff needs and the development of the required job descriptions for each position. She also developed a human resource strategy which focuses on staff development and retention” biographical information obtained from the JAAP.
Adjudah holds a master of business administration from the Mona School of Business and Management and a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Spanish both from UWI, Mona. She is currently pursuing a Doctor of Business Administration in Higher Education Management at the University of Bath in the United Kingdom.
Inderia serves on various committees of the Western Jamaica Campus. She also serves on the MoBay City Run Committee, a charitable organization in Montego Bay, and is a member of the Technical Advisory Committee of the Sustainable Development Plan of the Westmoreland Parish Council.
Runner-up All Island Administrative Professional of the Year was Kareen Johnson, a bachelor’s degree student at Northern Caribbean University and secretary to the regional director at the Ministry of Labour, St Ann’s Bay, St Ann.
The administrative professionals competition has been in existence since 1976 and, up to 2013, was only open to members of the JAAP. On the occasion of the International Year of the Secretary and Administrative Professional, in 2014, the decision was taken to open participation to all administrative professionals.
Congratulations to both Ms. Inderia Adjudah and Kareen Johnson and we wish them both a Happy Administrative Professional Day!