Educator to Lead NCU
Trevor Gardner, Jamaican-born educator and current president of the Adventist-ownedUniversity of the Southern Caribbean (USC), in Trinidad and Tobago, has been named president of Northern Caribbean University (NCU). His appointment was made during a recent meeting of the university’s board of governors in Mandeville, Jamaica.
UNIVERSITY LEADER: Trevor Gardner was recently named president of Northern Caribbean University.The position of president of NCU became vacant when Herbert Thompson retired in June 2011.
Gardner will fully assume the position on January 1, 2012, church leaders stated.
Gardner is no stranger to NCU, where he served as vice president for academic affairs during the institution’s transition from college to university. He was appointed president of USC in 2004, and he spearheaded its transition from Caribbean Union College to university status in 2006. During the period of his leadership, USC has seen a more than threefold growth in its enrollment from 1,200 students to approximately 4,000.
Gardner said NCU “has crafted for itself through the years a path that has been of tremendous value to people from around the world and in particular those in the Caribbean Basin. I anticipate that as we move into the future this legacy will continue.”
Gardner holds a Ph.D. in educational administration and has more than 40 years of experience in academia. His past 10 years have been in Seventh-day Adventist tertiary institutions in the Caribbean.
NCU is co-owned and co-operated by the Jamaica Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (JAMU) and the Atlantic Caribbean Union Mission of Seventh-day Adventists(ACUM).
—Nigel Coke, Inter-American Division