The Hon Michael Fennell, Chairman of the Diocesan Financial Board, was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws (LLD) by the University of the West Indies (UWI) at the Graduation Ceremony held at the Mona Campus on Friday, October 31. Mr. Fennell also delivered the address to members of the Graduation Class who were present at this, the first of four ceremonies to be held at Mona.
The release from the UWI said that:
“The Hon Michael S. Fennell, OJ, CD, is an outstanding Jamaican who has served in various leadership positions at the local, regional and international levels. At The UWI, Mona Campus, he has served as the Chair of the Placement and Career Services Board for over 26 years, advising on different aspects of students’ career development. His career also includes distinguished sports leadership at the national, regional and international levels, including membership on the International Olympic Committee Programme Commission and the IOC Women in Sports Committee. He also served as Chairman of the Commonwealth Games Federation (1994-2003) and President (2003-2001), and Vice-President of the Pan American Sports Organisation (PASO). For his contribution to sports in Jamaica he was awarded the national honour of Order of Jamaica in 2005”.
Mr. Fennell is a member of St. Andrew Parish Church where he is Chairman of the Finance Committee.