Office of the President

President Dr. Richard W. Georges


On October 1st, 2020, Dr. Richard Georges was appointed the President of H. Lavity Stoutt Community College.


Having graduated from HLSCC in 2000, Dr. Georges is the first alumnus to lead the College. Dr. Georges is a former Senior Lecturer and Head of the Humanities Department at the College, before transitioning to the post of Director of Institutional Advancement and subsequently the Vice President of Academic Affairs. Dr. Georges is an award-winning author of fiction, poetry, and essays in addition to being a scholar of cultural and critical theory.


Dr. Georges is a Phi Theta Kappa certified Leadership Development Facilitator and holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from Texas Christian University, a Masters in Creative Writing from Aberystwyth University, and a Doctorate in Critical and Creative Writing from Sussex University. He is a Fellow at the Stellenbosch Institute of Advanced Study, a prize-winning author, and the current Poet Laureate of the Virgin Islands.