Lafayette College Economics Professor Named to Key Post in Jamaican Government

Gladstone Fluney Hutchinson, associate professor of economics and founding director of the Economic Empowerment and Global Learning Project at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, was named director-general of the Planning Institute of Jamaica. Professor Hutchinson will report directly to the prime minister. He will be responsible for formulating policy on economic and social issues to lead the nation toward sustainable development.

Professor Hutchinson will take a leave from his faculty duties as he undertakes service to his native country. Dr. Hutchinson is a graduate of the State University of New York at Oneonta. He holds master’s and doctoral degrees in economics from Clark University. He joined the Lafayette College faculty in 1992.