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New NCU President selected
Published: Monday, August 22, 2011 11:13:51 AM

The NCU Board of Governors has selected a new president. He is Dr. Trevor Gardner, president of the University of the Southern Caribbean (USC), Trinidad and Tobago. The announcement was made on Monday, August 22, by NCU Board Chairman Pastor Everett Brown at the institution’s annual colloquium exercise. Dr. Gardner will work with interim president, Dr. Daniel Fider, during a period of transition which concludes on December 31, 2011.

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Dr. Trevor Gardner


In making the announcement, the NCU board chairman said Dr. Gardner was a visionary who is committed to advancing the reach of quality Christ-centred education and the legacy of the 104 –year-old institution.


Dr. Gardner is an illustrious NCU alumnus who once served as the institution’s Vice President of Academic Administration for over four years. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Reformation History and Educational Administration from Andrews University, Michigan, USA and a PhD in Educational Administration from Michigan State University.


Pastor Brown also lauded Dr. Fider for his love, loyalty, and leadership to the alma mater. Dr. Fider has been serving as the institution’s interim president since June 21, 2011.


NCU is co-owned and operated by the Jamaica Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (JAMU) and the Atlantic Caribbean Union Mission of Seventh-day Adventists (ACUM), both of which came out of the reorganization of the former West Indies Union Conference on November 29, 2010.

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