Northern Caribbean University (NCU) is a private, liberal-arts institution, located in Jamaica, that is owned and operated by the Jamaica Union Conference and the Atlantic Caribbean Union Mission of Seventh-day Adventists (comprising the territories the Bahamas, Cayman Islands and the Turks and Caicos Islands). With its main campus only 2 miles south of the town of Mandeville, in Manchester, and three regional campuses situated in Kingston, Montego Bay and St. Ann, this university offers a number of professional, pre-professional and vocational programmes in a spiritually wholesome and aesthetically pleasing atmosphere.
NCU operates in harmony with the beliefs, practices and educational philosophy of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. As such, it encourages students to relate their academic pursuits to their understanding of the Christian faith. It emphasizes the development of a sound Christian character and seeks to maintain an atmosphere, which fosters in its students, commitment and growth in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Thus, faith and learning combine to prepare students for practical Christian usefulness.
In their conduct and dealings, faculty, staff and students alike must comply with the standards set by the institution in keeping with our Seventh-day Adventist beliefs.
For more information about Seventh-day Adventist beliefs, visit http://www.adventist.org
Since August 2008 the university has adopted the acronym NCU C.A.R.E.S.
C.A.R.E.S seeks to inform the way we interact with all our stakeholders and now constitutes the core values of the university.
Strategically located, Northern Caribbean University aspires to be the centre of holistic higher education, upholding Christian Values in an intellectually stimulating environment.
Northern Caribbean University, a Seventh-day Adventist institution, has as its mission, quality Christ-centred education achieved through academic excellence, social interaction, spiritual & physical development and a strong work ethic, thereby fitting each student for committed professional service to country and to God.
Ubi Semper Discimus – (Where learning never ends)
Chairman of the Board of Governors
Pastor Everett Brown, MBA
Interim President, Professor, Marilyn Anderson
President-elect, Dr. Lincoln Edwards
Office of the Provost
Professor, Paul Gyles
Associate Vice President, Pastor Bylton Clarke
Vice President of Academic Administration
Interim V.P., Dr. Beverly Cameron
Associate Vice President, Dr Vivienne Quarrie
Associate Vice President, Dr Vincent Peterkin
Vice President of Finance and Industries
Vice President, Mr. Errol Malcolm
Associate Vice President, Mrs Lana Brown
Associate Vice President, Mr Marlon Hylton
Vice President of University Relations
Mrs. I.E. “Yvonne” Bignall
Vice President of Student Services
Dr. Newton Cleghorne
Associate Vice President, Mrs Carolyn Smith
Assistant Vice President, Mr Sefton Brown
Technology & Distance Education
CIO, Dr. Niccardo Rhoden
Northern Caribbean University is the oldest private tertiary institution in Jamaica.
Founded in 1907 the institution started with only 8 students. It operated as the West Indian Training School in Riversdale, St. Catherine and at first only offered courses up to the twelfth grade.
The school moved to its current location near Mandeville, Manchester in 1919. As its offerings developed to include theology, teaching, secretarial science, business, and natural sciences, it became a junior college and was then called the West Indian Training College. It achieved senior college status in the late 1950's when it began to offer the Bachelor's degree in Theology and was known as West Indies College. Since then, baccalaureate programmes in some twenty other disciplines have been added.
The college was granted university status in 1999 by the Jamaican Government and the school became Northern Caribbean University. Presently the university offers over seventy degree programmes, (several of which are graduate programmes) in the sciences, business and education.