Production Team

Dawn-Marie De-Four Gill

Editor of The Pelican Mrs. Dawn-Marie De Four-Gill heads the Marketing & Communications functions for both the four campus University (as a whole) and the St. Augustine Campus.

It was shortly after her appointment as University Director of Marketing & Communications in 2005 that Dawn-Marie engineered a plan to bring Vice Chancellor E. Nigel Harris’ vision for a University Magazine to fruition. Dawn, together with her Marketing & Communications Officer, Rhonda masterminded the creative brief which was later fine-tuned and adopted by the Editorial team as the framework for this modern publication.

Dawn-Marie started her career at The University of the West Indies in 1997 as a Research Assistant to the Pro Vice Chancellor of Planning & Development at the St. Augustine Campus, and moved on to Business Officer, and later, Campus Director of Marketing and Communications, a post which she holds dually with her duties as University Director. Dawn has over 7 years of publication experience. She has been the editor-of-chief for the St. Augustine Campus’ Annual & Faculty Reports, Prospectuses and other recruitment and marketing materials, since 1999.

This former honours student of The University of the West Indies holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management with a major in Marketing and a Minor in Finance, as well as a Masters in Business Administration (Marketing) degree with distinction from City University Business School in the UK.


Rhonda Jaipaul O'Garro

Production Editor
Since March 2006 Rhonda has served as the Manager for University Marketing and Communications. As one of the core functions of her packed portfolio, she manages the transition of The Pelican from editorial plan to actual production – gathering the stories and pulling together the magazine. Former incarnations of Rhonda include Research Assistant, Marketing & Communications Assistant, Marketing and Communications Officer and Publications Coordinator (all manifestations working at the UWI St. Augustine Campus).

Rhonda, who is the author of the award-winning Undergraduate Prospectus - Experience UWI, is particularly experienced in publication design, and well-appointed to direct the Pelican’s production process.

She is a first-class honours graduate of The University of the West Indies in Management Studies (Marketing Specialisation), and also holds a Masters degree with distinction in Public Communication & Public Relations from the University of Westminster, UK.


Editorial Team

Behind every impressive issue of The Pelican magazine is a dedicated cross-campus editorial team. Rising above the mere function of an advisory board, this eleven-member strong group is actively involved in developing the editorial plan and content for each Pelican issue, with several members of the team playing integral roles as contributing writers from time to time.

Members of this team:
  • Elizabeth Buchanan-Hind
    Executive Director
    Institutional Advancement Division
    UWI, Vice Chancellery, Mona, Jamaica
  • Janet Caroo
    Marketing Officer
    UWI, Cave Hill
  • Cecile Clayton
    Deputy University Registrar
    UWI, Vice Chancellery, Mona
  • Celia Davidson-Francis
    Director of Alumni Relations
    Institutional Advancement Division
    UWI, Vice Chancellery, Mona, Jamaica
  • Dawn-Marie De Four-Gill
    University & Campus Director
    Marketing & Communications
    UWI, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Caroll Edwards
    Director of Marketing
    UWI, Mona, Jamaica
  • Marcia Erskine
    PR Consultant & Managing Director
    Marcia Erskine & Associates
  • Allison Fung
    Executive Assistant to the Vice Chancellor
    UWI, Vice Chancellery
    Mona, Jamaica
  • Rhonda Jaipaul-O’Garro
    Manager Marketing & Communications
    Institutional Advancement Division
    UWI, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Chelston Lovell
    Communications Officer
    UWI, Cave Hill, Barbados

Contributing Writers

The Pelican itself is an instrument of expression for both veteran and up-and-coming writers and contributors are recruited from within the Universityís circle, as well as outside of the institution.