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Sir William Arthur Lewis

Nobel Laureate in Economics

Sir William Arthur Lewis (23 January 1915 – 15 June 1991) was a Saint Lucian economist well known for his contributions in the field of economic development. In 1979 he won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics. Sir Arthur Lewis broke one barrier after another by the sheer dint of his brilliance. He was a scholar and served as an economic advisor to many international commissions and to several African, Asian and Caribbean governments. He was also the first Black professor in Britain's university system and also at Princeton University in the United States later on. Arthur Lewis was the first person of African origin to receive a Nobel Prize in a field other than peace. He contributed significantly to the British government policy in his early years, and later in his life applied his economic development ideas as a consultant to various African governments.

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Our Beginnings

Our history runs deep. We are a proud indigenous institution!

The Sir Arthur Lewis Community College sits on St. Lucia’s “Hill of Good luck” Morne Fortune, one of St. Lucia’s most historic sites. This Hill of Good Luck was the scene of many battles between the British and the French who fought for St. Lucia. Many of the buildings are historic, as they were originally built for military use.

The Sir Arthur Lewis Community College began as an idea. A solution to the overcrowding of the L’Anse road Teachers College, and the response to the need for bigger and better educational facilities. For this dream to become a reality a ruined and desolate garrison had to be reconstructed and revitalized.

The idea of creating a complex of tertiary institutions on the ruins of an old military site was officially endorsed and the decision taken in 1966 to reserve for educational purposes certain buildings and adjoining lands on the crest of Morne Fortune (Hill of Good Luck). With substantial support from the British Ministry of Overseas Development, five nineteenth century military buildings were refurbished to lay the foundation of the Morne Educational complex. In October 1979 the Cabinet of Ministers appointed the first committee to consider the integration of the Morne Education Complex. The institution to be designed was again described not just as a place but as an idea. It was meant to become the nation’s premier educational institution and in keeping with the status which the Government accorded it was named after the eminent local economist, academic and 1979 Nobel Laureate Sir Arthur Lewis.

On June 1st,1986 the idea became a reality with the enactment of the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College Act. And in September 1986, the SALCC commenced operations with the Division of Arts, Science and General Studies, the Division Teacher Education and Educational Administration and the Division of Technical Education and management Studies.

Our Management Team

Our management team is comprised of professionals with a wealth of experience in higher education!