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.
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.