St. Mary’s College of Maryland has bestowed an honorary doctorate on Governor General Sir Rodney Williams
His Excellency, Sir Rodney Williams, was appointed as Governor General of Antigua and
Barbuda in August 2014 by HRM Queen Elizabeth II as a Knight Grand Cross of St. Michael
and St. George and as a Knight of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of
A physician by training, Sir Rodney Williams received his MBBS degree in medicine and surgery from the University of the West Indies in 1976. He entered Parliament in 1984 as Representative for the Constituency of St. Paul.
He served several successive ministerial appointments, including those in economic development; industry and tourism; education, sports, Office of Integrated Marketing and Strategic Communication youth, and community development; as well as education, culture and technology.
As Governor General, His Excellency has made significant contributions to improve the quality of life for citizens of Antigua and Barbuda. He has led efforts to diversify economic drivers and improve healthcare by providing, for over 40 years, free medical clinics in the capital city of St. Paul.
His initiatives to promote tourism by developing cultural exchange and educational programming have fostered partnerships with St. Mary’s College of Maryland and Morgan State University, as well as other entities around the world.
St. Mary’s College of Maryland is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher
Education through 2024-2025. St. Mary’s College, designated the Maryland state honors college in 1992, is ranked one of the best public liberal arts schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
Approximately 1,600 students attend the college, nestled on the St. Mary’s River in
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