Former Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Professor Brian Copeland speaking on his journey through the University of the West Indies, while working alongside the former President said he was gentle, hardworking and a considerate Principal.

Professor Copeland said Professor Maxwell Richards was instrumental in the construction of the Engineering faculty at University of the West Indies, making it the top engineering faculty in the Caribbean.

This he says was a major achievement for the University and Trinidad and Tobago as the department was on the verge of a major collapse.