Fact Sheet

Northern Caribbean University (NCU) is a private, liberal-arts institution, and is owned and operated by the Jamaica Union Conference (JAMU) and the Atlantic Caribbean Union Mission (ACUM) of Seventh-day Adventists, and is located in Jamaica. With its main campus only 2 miles south of Mandeville town, in Manchester, and three other 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. Established in 1907 NCU currently enjoys an average yearly enrolment of over five thousand students, from up to 35 countries, and is the world’s largest English speaking Seventh-day Adventist tertiary institution.

Main Campus - Mandeville, Jamaica, West Indies

Extension Campuses:
  • Kingston, Jamaica (established in March, 1997)
  • Montego Bay, Jamaica (established in September, 1998)
  • Salem, Runaway Bay, Jamaica (established in October, 2001 )

Mission Statement
Northern Caribbean University, a Seventh-day Adventist institution, has as its mission quality Christ-centred education, achieved through academic excellence, social interaction, physical and spiritual development and a strong work ethic, thereby fitting each student for committed professional service to country and to God.

Vision Statement
Strategically located, Northern Caribbean University aspires to be the centre of holistic higher education, upholding Christian values in an intellectually stimulating environment.

Value Statement
Ubi Semper Discimus – Where Learning Never Ends

Core Values
NCU C.A.R.E.S. (Christ-centredness, Affirmation, Respect, Excellence, Stewardship)

Enrolment (2011-2012)
Main Campus - 3303

Extension Campuses (Continuing Education) - 2529
Graduate Students - 161
Main Campus Evening Institute - N/A
TOTAL - 5993

Academic Structure

  • College of Allied Health & Nursing
  • College of Natural and Applied Sciences
  • College of Business and Hospitality Management
  • College of Education and Leadership
  • College of Humanities, Behavioural & Social Sciences

School of Religion and Theology

Number of Degree Programmes
Bachelors - 65
Masters - 11
Doctoral - 4

Accreditation Received

Institutional Affiliations:
  • Member of the Joint Committee for Tertiary Education, Jamaica
  • Member of the Association of Caribbean Tertiary Institutions
  • The Joint Board of Teacher Education
  • The Nursing Council of Jamaica
  • The Dental Council of Jamaica
  • The Council of Professions Supplementary to Medicine
  • Faculty (Full-time)
- 150
  • Faculty (Adjunct, Main Campus)
- 152
  • Faculty (Adjunct, Extension Campuses)
- 222
  • Staff (Full-Time)
- 414
  • Staff (Part-Time)
- 1
  • Combined
- 939

Governance Structure:

  • Board of Governors
    Pastor Everett Brown, MBA
  • President
    Trevor Gardner, PhD
  • Provost
    Evelyn Tucker, JD
  • Vice Presidents:
    Academic Administration - Marilyn Anderson, EdD
    Finance and Industries - Danieto Murray, MBA, JP
    University Relations - I. E. “Yvonne” Bignall, MSc.
    Student Services - Denton Rhone, DMin, PhD
    Spiritual Affairs - Michael Harvey, MSc, JP
    Technology - Michael Reid, PhD
  • College Deans:
    Erica Robinson-Sturridge, PhD, College of Allied Health & Nursing
    Vincent Wright, PhD, College of Natural and Applied Sciences
    Earl Green, PhD, PMP, PEng, College of Business and Hospitality Management
    Gloria Gregory, PhD, College of Education and Leadership
    Vincent Peterkin, PhD, College of Humanities, Behavioural & Social Sciences
    Newton Cleghorne, DMin, School of Religion and Theology




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